Monday, 15 February 2010

Total grunge

Well, here it is, my journal offering for Valentine's day. I decided to go completely grungy with this page because the image was grungy to start with. I like the way it looks next to the previous page. (And I like the way the butterfly makes the doll look like she has very large bunny ears!) The image came from the wonderful Rian, and the rubber stamp is Tim Holtz.
I have been wrecking my journal a bit more, it's really very therapeutic. Thanks to those of you who let me know that you're going to do it too. let me know how you get on, and have a look here on Flickr too.
My husband got me some flowers on Friday (ahhhh!), not for Valentine's day but for getting through the first half term in my new job without going completely mad LOL! And look, here's my favourite ever colour combo:
And finally have you noticed the nights are getting lighter? Seems to happen all of a sudden. Spring must be on the way - look what I saw yesterday:
Bye for now :-)


  1. Oh My!!! This is incredible! Your pages are amazing!!!

  2. Great journal page. How wonderful to feel loved even if feeling a little 'shabby'! You are not alone. How lovely to see snowdrops appearing.

  3. Your Valentine page is beautiful - love it.... and I really like the circle page as well - may give that a try later today... right of to start sorting ski stuff out for DS's trip next week...(pity the 3 girls can't go

  4. LOVE these! Don't you just love Rian's and Itkupilli's images? My kind of journalling... now, if only I could do it. I have the unfortunate habit of scribbling ideas in first, then of course trying to add any colour/backgrounds after just doesn't work. So I must get in the habit of having some backgrounds prepped first, duh duh duh! Never one to take my own advice...

    Seriously, I'm loving your journalling and it just gets better and better. You're in the zone, lady!

  5. Fabulous journal pages. I know how your little lady is feeling! Lovely to see the snowdrops appearing. Have a great week. Gez.xx

  6. Love the Valentine's page - may get some more stamps, I have not been a serious stamper - there are so many things to try. Have you got a special Wreck this Journal journal? I have tried a few ideas in the past but my book was too precious for true wrecking.

  7. Fabulous artwork Kate. Thanks for the link to Rian - lovely freebies there - must get some printed and have a go. The wrecking is going well I see. The nowdrops are out here to!!!
    Enjoy halfterm
    Lesley x

  8. Great pages, and you are right, they look wonderful side by side.

    Loving the colors in your "wreck this journal" journal! :)

  9. Love your pages they are fabulous! Lynne x

  10. Love your valentine page Kate! Bet that was a really relaxing start to your half term week x

  11. Great page Kate! And congrat's on surviving the first half of your job...only one more half to go! Lucky you with the flowers...!

  12. Love the circles, I have to try that.

  13. You have done great as usual with the grungey look. I just love the pages you create! It must be brilliant to look back on it all. x

  14. I'm loving your grungy pages!

  15. How absolutely gorgeous your Valentine page is! That circle page is fab too...really vibrant.
    Welcome to the light nights! I can smell Spring -Yay!

  16. Ohhhhh! Snowdrops!!!! Thank you for posting these beautiful Spring flowers. Must mean that it's right around the corner, even though more snow is predicted here for tonight! LOL! Gorgeous roses too! Am loving the circles too, Kate! You'll have to tell us whether or not you've taken your wrecked journal into the shower!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  17. I always admire your bold use of colours....the combinations are so inspiring!
    well done...

    ciao now...have yourself a wonderful family day!

    This ROCKS Kate !!!
    I was thrilled to see your entry :-)
    I love the feeling of this grunge style and Well done !!
    xxx Rian

  19. beautiful Kate. the snowdrops are gorgeous... as are the Journal pages. Ciao

  20. Kate you thrill me this morning,with your bold creative pages!! I love them and the colors just are fabulous. I not sure what it is about butterflies or anything on the head but always finish off a piece perfect.
    The doll is just adorable with the big butterfly,nothing could work better. Outstanding art and such a pleasure to visit your blog. I started my day with you and enjoying it greatly.
    Hubby's Valentine flowers so full of love and the snowdrops are so full of spring wishes.
    Your question about the Gesso,just a little bit of water mixed in your white Gesso. Then you can see through it still.(your image)You have to play with gesso a bit on a sample scrap paper first to get it right.I hope this helps?
    Thank you for visiting my blog,love hearing from you.
    You "Rock" Kate, I totally agree with that..
    Have the best day, can't wait to see what is next in your so creative out of the box art.
    I love it ... Hugs, Laura. xoxo


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