Saturday, 15 May 2010

Focus Journal



I use lots of journals and I find the best ones are from Asda/Walmart for a £1. I have covered this one with a pair of old jeans with scraps of material from other projects. The hearts and bottom panel are from some canvas painting I did, the sides from some experimental machine embroidery and the fabric making up the background from some printing I have done..so dont throw your scraps away! The main photo is tranferred onto lutradur and is of the ducky pond that I often visit with my sons. I have put some sari ribbons at the edge as I just love their colours and texture. An old necklace came in handy for the front adding another dimension. Focus is my favourite word..what is yours?
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17 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

This is one of my favorite journals you have done. I love the idea of using the jeans and scraps. It turned out so pretty. My 2 year old saw it on the screen and said, "Pretty." So there you go. You can take his word for it. My favorite word right now is also focus.

Debby said...

Hi Lorraine, wow and wow your new journal is amazing. I really like this alot.
Hugs,
Debby

Carin said...

That's beautiful Lorraine! I love this journal. And who knew Asda of all places have the best journals, can't say I've tried them. My favourite word right now seems to be commitment (to myself).

The Inky Minx said...

WOW, another stunning example of fabric art and a great reminder to me that i have an old pair of jeans just ripe for shredding and altering

Jo said...

Favourite mantra (rather than word) - 'stop talking/thinking about it, get on and do it'! This is wonderful, the colours are so pretty and it's such a great use of scraps. Love the sari fabric. x

Sid said...

What can I say? Except that this is really fab !

Melinda Cornish said...

I love all the scraps of things on it.....it is so pretty!

Donna said...

Lorraine..that is so pretty! I have to make one like that..I save all my scraps. Now that is my kind of scrapping. :o)

Just thought I'd drop by now that I'm home from my last tournament.

Hope you are well!

Hermine said...

Love it, absolutely gorgeous

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted, Lorraine! So beautiful.

jenny said...

Oh Lorraine your journal is simply stunning, so much to look at. My favorite word at the moment is balance and am really trying to incorporate that into my life...
Jenny

Lori said...

Wonderful use of denim! Love this page..well, I love all your work, really, so this is no exception! lol Focus is a great word, I look forward to FINISHED being one of my words, lol.

Crissi Harvey said...

really beautiful Lorraine i just adore all your fabric art, my favourite word is Random

Jay said...

Your creativity is beyond imagination. I'm so impressed with this wonderful work. Good job!
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Queen Bee said...

WOW! What a fabulous journal!

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AMA said...

Great design!