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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

WOYWW #120 and Second Art Journal Pages + Birthday 66

Well, officially I don't  have a desk today folks, even though it has rolled round inexorably to that mid-week day where we all go a-spying courtesy of Julia at Stamping Ground. That is because I am from home... and off to cruise down the Nile!!!  I feel a Laura Denison vintage suitcase coming on, with an ickle scrappy book of photos and LOTS of  Egyptian stamping going on, when I get back!!! I have the pattern all ready to start!!!

So what can I show you today? Well, I have been playing again - only for a little time, as I have had another awful week with mum, and could not settle to much at all... even TIO has taken a back seat, but the team has done good stuff as ever!! so here goes with my Time to Make Art pages...

 This is the double spread then... lots of clocks and stuff... I MUST get a couple of large alphabets for the lettering... anyone any suggestions at a reasonable price!!??

 Here's how I started, with gessoed page and blue acrylics... great fun splashing and smooching on the paint... VERY theraputic... did this background a couple of weeks ago...

 Then some copper, and afterwards, some blue and pewter Viva paste, through a mask... it was doing this that gave me the idea for the VERY red tag on TIO a couple of weeks ago... that's when I realized the FULL import of this stuff!!

 Left hand...
 Right hand
 and now for some detail... a TH dotty stamp and some gesso and mica smooched  across the page behind the writing, printed on my inkjet, and distressed...

 OOO, I LOVE all this great texture - well you know me folks, it's one of my fave things that is!!! and a TH clock stamp for good measure.

Here is a wonderful conglomeration of all those pastes and stamps and clocks, etc ... I am lovin it!!! WHY did I dally and refuse to try out this lark?? I am not into the diary side of the journalling, but want to do pithy sayings and phrases to inspire and remind myself of stuff...

By the time some of you read this, I should be sunning myself, I hope. We have just looked up the weather and it is VERY hot, so I shall be in my element... a whole week where my arthritic aches and pains (and my poor old mum!!) will take a back seat!!! Thanks for looking and please do comment... I am hoping for some internet time to visit you back...

OH yes... and it's my 66th Birthday today, so Huppy Burpday to ME!!! (equinox baby, and it's all downhill to crimble now!!! boo...)
Love and light
Frankie
xx
PS if you have not linked your birdcage on the appropriate linky thingie... would you please do it, so they are all there together like a gallery for us all to see... taa
xx

32 comments:

Pam said...

Beautiful clocks and a happy birthday. Cruise pictures please! Sounds perfect.

Cathy said...

Absolutely stunning make, and hope you are enjoying your cruise, sounds like you might be busy when you get back.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, happy, happy birthday. And I have to admit, I love that journal entry. Both sides are awesome. I especially love it because I made an entire altered book about time a few years ago.

Crafting Time said...

I so love time as a theme, there are lots of lovely stamps and accessories related to, your pages look fab.
Helen x

Helen said...

Hope you have a lovely time Frankie. I remembered to link you at WOYWW but stuffed up with the Mr Linky on TIO.... you won't leave me in charge again! Great journal pages - but I can't help with the alphabet. I want the Ten Second Studio one but it's too much for me....

Spyder said...

Fabulous, love all your creative-ness. that 'copper' really adds to it. Thanks for my snoop, happy woyww
(lyn)

Neet said...

Ooh, lovely sunshine! Happy Birthday too.
Lovely pages and thanks for the journey to the finished product.
Hugs (a very envious) Neet #7

jude said...

Well i wish i was sunning myself with you hunni.It is first day of Autumn on Friday boy do we know it .Wet,windy and the leaves golden brown and dropping already.
Love the journal pages all those textures and the colour combo just fab.
Well have alovely relaxing wednesday im sure you will in the sun not a care in the world aint that the life.
Have fab week
hugs judex 10
Thanks again for fab swap!:)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birthday!! Great way to celebrate it - hope the cruise is amazing :) I LOVE those journal pages with the clocks, I honestly could live with that on my wall!! Steampunk just does it for me! xx

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space this week, I always enjoy visiting and hope you have a fabulous rest of the week. Which, as you are off on adventurous Egyptian cruises I'm sure you will!

Sherry Edwards said...

Happy Birthday Frankie and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday xx

Fuchsia said...

Stunning pages!

Tuire Flemming said...

Happy Birthday!!! xxx
Love your art book spread!

Clare H said...

Cool journal, thanks for the snoop!

Clare H

dianneo said...

A Nile cruise - how neat is that?! Have a great time and happy, happy birthday!

Ann B said...

Beautiful work on those pages. Enjoy your holiday and happy birthday to you

Kate said...

I love all the textures and colors in these pages! I am new to srt journalling and this is definatly an inspiration to keepp trying! I have always wanted to go to Egypt! I love their culture and art! I just bought some Egyptian inspired stamps. I would love to see some Egyptian projects from your trip! Have fun!!!
Kate

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, your pages are wonderful. It's always important to take time for art ;)

Angie said...

I am in love with your pages ...thanks for sharing the journey you made to create them ...I love clock faces on things ...they just are perfect on this.

Angie said...

opps ...I forgot to say I was sorry to here that you are having problems with your mum ...hope everything works out and it doesn't tire you out too much.

Faye said...

Your Tag it On tag is a beautiful tribute to your mum. Love the Hawaiian accents.

butlersabroad said...

Love the journal pages and all the stages of them. Happy Birthday to you and hope it's sunny in Egypt.

Hugs
Brenda 88

Doone said...

have fun on your cruise frankie, lovely jouranlling,

dx

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Hope you are having fun in the sun! I love your pages, it's great how you can explain how you did it, have a happy Wednesday! Mel (43)

kyla said...

ooh, Happy Birthday hun, and I hope you have a fab holiday....let the body soak up those healing rays (I'm so jealous).
kyla x

JoZart said...

Hippy Burpday 2 ewe! What a wonderful way to celebrate and I hope you have the best of times. Bring back lots of treasures to craft beautiful wonders of the Egyptian world.
Love your pages here.... too good to be closed in a book!
joZarty x

Shoshi said...

Ooh I think this is beautiful! I love working with gesso and acrylics. How that pattern subtly emerges from the colour is just magical. It's inspiring me to try some new techniques! Love your work.

Ruby said...

You are a lovely person and I always enjoy stopping by for a few seconds to visit your blog. It warms my heart and makes me smile. Thank you so very much.

RosC said...

A little trip on the Nile sounds fascinating. Found your step-by-step photos very interesting, so thanks for posting them.
Enjoy the sunshine,
Ros.

Mrs A. said...

Have a lovely trip. We have done that twice down the Nile trip and it is a fabulous experience. Hugs Mrs A.

Elizabeth said...

Belated birthday wishes, Frankie, and I hope you're enjoying your trip on the Nile ... very exotic. Love your pages - all those gorgeous clockfaces look just brilliant. DeeDee finally received the tag I made and have linked as requested.

I’ve a giveaway over on my blog, you might like to take a look at:- http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-memories-suite-digital-software.html

Elizabeth x #125

Haseeb said...

what great color mixture i just love it , i am an artist and i appreciate your art ,best of luck .
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