77/101 Journals

 

It has been a while since I worked on this series, but I am back and am planning to get to 101 much quicker then I got to 77 🙂 This is a traveller’s notebook using Sizzix Scoreboard Journal die #661906. Just had to have it and I love working with it.

The notebook is for a very special lady who has written a wonderful book called The Listening Space and has been my mastermind buddy for many years. I promised her I would get started on my 100 journals, forgetting that I had already done 76 🙂 At least I am consistent in my desire to find more time to be creative.

I filled the journal with 3 hand-made notebooks  which are covered in some Gelli printed paper and some of the gorgeous large Accucut Butterflies #10

The cover and letters are up-cycled cardboard and I print lots of my Gelli plate prints onto magazine paper. It does not always have to be expensive to look pretty and be useful.

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MailART 11 You did what?

11 You did what?1

Hurrah – a hand delivered card. I can use carton to die cut my letters and have them stand proud as much as I like. They also go a coating of crackle paint and a shadow.

The background paper was difficult to part with – love how this mono print came out. But there is no point having a box full of papers to stroke! Right?!

11 You did what?

Denzil had an accident involving his knee. I really hope he heels quickly and can get back doing what he loves.

Again – not so straight letters!! ts ts ts

MailART 10 Get well soon

10 Get well

This was another fun card to do! I printed the paper for the envelope and the background on the card myself. Mono printing background paper has become a serious obsession of mine. This time I tried out making my own chalk paint and loved the gorgeous colours it gave me.

Of course a bit of die cutting to add the message was a must. Must learn how to put on letters straight – that skill still eludes me 🙂

mailART 9/100 besserung gute

09 Gute Besserung

This just shows what happens when I don’t plan out what is going to go on a card. I made the gold embossing some time ago and it is lush! Then I decided this card needs butterflies, so I went into my butterfly bag and stuck them on.

And then I realised that it is going to be a challenge to get the words on. A simple ‘get well’ becomes ‘gute Besserung’  – try fitting that on! It is now ‘well get’ 🙂  Admittedly I was too lazy to cut smaller letters but I am quite pleased with the result. I just follow the surreal offerings my creative diva is throwing out.

 

MailART 8/100 Alles Gute

08 Alles Gute

This one just came from the background – it is mono printed, a technique  I am obsessed with. Then I recently scored the gorgeous ironwork die in the summer sale from Sizzix 658711. The letters came from that haul too.

I have been cutting out the animals from one of my charity book finds. They are just fabulous and I have all sorts. All in all I am very pleased with this surreal offering – not sure what my mother will think of it as a birthday card. But that is what the creative diva came up with, so that is what she is going to get.

MailART 7/100 Lighthouse

07 Lighthouse

Another mailART day inspired by one of my mastermind partners. I had cut the lighthouse envelope (how cool is that, no book is safe from me now!!!) and then she spoke about her metaphor of a lighthouse for her new project. I was inspired and at the same time found the new owner of that envelope.

Making connections like that makes me happy  🙂