Monday, 24 January 2011

Circle Journal Journey Begins...

So this week my CJ sets off on it's journey around the UK - I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's work when it gets home! I'm inviting people to try new things, so that I can use it as a technique resource when it gets home :D

Just a sneak peek for those who can't wait - here's my introductory page (stamped onto lined paper - possibly graphic 45? - and then overstamped with various journalling blocks from stamps away, bella blvd, scenic route, and clearly stamps):

And my page - trying to get out of my comfort zone I've addressed each of my pet loves and tried to do the opposite...
use a product sparingly = 4 different glimmer mists
keep it clean = got mists on my largest piece of pp
everything 'perfect' = all not lined up, uneven bow, let masked card show through, cut through all layers (photo/pp/ribbons/etc.)
love of muted, tonal colours = brights, neons, clashing colours and PINK!
love of classics = used cartoony fabric
only matt or pearlescent paper/card = used shiny papers
photos of anyone but myself = photo of me looking less than glamourous at an impromptu gurning contest

I actually used a mix of two kits from Leo at Crafty Templates, which I bought to take me out of my comfort zone well over a year back - and finally I've used them, and actually love the result!
The covers for my journal are from one of Leo's Create Free classes, shown in this post and I'm not binding it until it comes home to make certain that I choose a method appropriate to the thickness of the spine in the end :D

If you've any links to ATCs, tags, and CJs of your own, please post me a link so I can see - I'd love to see them :)

Leanne x


Anne-Marie said...

Wow! This looks fantastic....good luck with it....looking forward to seeing the end result!

Suzy said...

Absolutely loving this Leanie. Could not comment when I looked at work today as internet explorer at work doesnt like blogs.

Really looking forward to getting this one and also worried that I will be able to do it justice

Suzy x

Karen said...

Oooo looking good :) Haven't got a clue what I am going to do with it but by the time it comes to me, hopefully I will do a good 'un for you

Tyrannical K !!! x

misteejay said...

Lovely pages - especially the opening page with all that stampong on.

Toni :o)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great pages, love all the stamping

Alix said...

oooh those are fabby and so unique :0)