Thursday, 13 December 2012

Journal play ...


Hmmmm, life has been a little ... hectic ... recently. December gets me every year! I try to plan ahead, and get on top of the game but things spiral our of control and eat me up ( and I KNOW that you know exactly what I am talking about!) 

This journal page was inspired by the fabulous Frolic class I recently took on-line with Mindy Lacefield. When I say journal page, I don't actually mean a journal page, and it's not in a journal either. I recycled a cardboard box, cut it into pieces and now I use it for painting on. This style of journaling is great when life has got the better of you, because you can keep adding a bit at a time (there's about a zillion layers under all of this!).

I used my own carved stamps for this page. You can't really see much of them now but they are there peeking through in places....


And I just LOVE this quote! I have an old book of quotes that I got hold of in a vintage book shop many years ago and I often flick through until a random quote catches my eye. This is a funny quote, but there is a serious message under there too .......


Byee for now ... hope December and the run up to Christmas isn't getting on top of you!

29 comments:

  1. Hi Kate,
    Oh how time flies whenn you need more of it.
    One minute you have tons of time next you don't!!
    Gorgeous vibrant journal page, just lovely and your homemade stamps are lush.

    I am going to email you a photograph of an orniment I bought locally yesterday from my Garden Centre that sell some gorgeous unusual things.
    The orniment in question is right up your street.
    Debiex

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    1. Ha ha! That sounds great Debbie. I'm looking forward to seeing that :-)

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  2. After reading your post, what comes to mind is: Don't shoot the Santas, they're doing their very best! This is a fun page and the color movement of it all is awesome!

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  3. Love this 'un' journal page Kate. It's awesome. I just love Mindy's work (i'm taking it as well) and I just find it so cool to see other's artist approach. I so agree with you on the process; a little bit here, a little there and something amazing emerges. Of course I'm always drawn into your colors. So much fun.

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  4. ahh Christmas, I know its comming all year but it still catches me out Lol. Lovely bright colours and love the quote

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  5. Kate...PLEASE, PLEASE make your own stamps to sell.....

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    1. Ha ha! It's on my to-do list for next year!

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  6. Kate, PLEASE, please make your own stamps to sell...

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  7. I love your page and it is great to see you trying out and achieving great results with it

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  8. Love it. I especially like the idea of leaving something unfinished and adding to it bit by bit.

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  9. Love this page Kate and your own stamps. Wonderfuul.
    lovely greet
    marja

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  10. Ya know...this Christmas has me so chilled out, that I'm wondering what I'm forgetting. It gets easier as we age I guess. Or...maybe I just know what's more important and don't care about things like I used to. Like...my tree is still...somewhere. Anyway...your painting is past fabulous. I love it. Love it. Hope you'll take lots of time to paint more during this season.

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  11. Love this and it's quite different for you Kate !

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  12. Gorgeous color, texture and energy on this page!
    Thanks for sharing during this hectic holiday season.
    Peace,
    Donna

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  13. Great painting! -totally with you on the whole Christmas insanity. I just realized the problem is when I make my to do list I forget all the things that should go on it to time things better- like driving kids to sports & Brownie cookie exchanges or the space suit my 8 year old needs to make cause that is the perfect school activity for DECEMBER! /good Luck & have a great holiday!

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  14. absolutely fantastic Kate, love it
    hugs
    Miranda

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  15. Fantastic page Kate!! (and boy do I ever know where you're coming from about the holiday bit!)I'm always collecting quotes and quote books but I need to look for more like the one you used here.

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  16. Wonderful composition, very inspiring, love the colores and all awesome combined details.

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  17. ooooooooooooooooooooooh wow wow WOWZER!!!!!!!! this is so amazing! I LOVE it!! Hugs Juls

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  18. Gorgeous, I have been thinking of doing her workshop...is she the same as TimSally? I'm finding The message from a lot of people at the moment is that they can't wait for Chrissy to be over. I kind of think that's a bit sad....Maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves and are doing too much doing rather than being ?!I'm feeling a bit flat myself..

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    1. Hi FI, Yes - Mindy Lacefield is Timssally! I can really recommend the Frolic on-line class. It's a mini-class which feels manageable and yet you learn loads. I LOVED it :-)

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    2. thanks Kate :) I've actually signed up for lifebook and 21 secrets (too exciting!!!) & will get a look at Mindy's stuff....

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  19. what a gorgeous, colorful, fun page and the message is great!

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  20. That's a neat way of building up your page... will have to try that sometime. Love it when you have all those individual elements that come together. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, my friend. I just finished off my December page!

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