Friday, 17 February 2012

Laugh journal


My sons have been off school this week for their half term holiday so havent had much time to create anything but had a little time last night to alter this journal. I am going through all my stash at the moment and found this old leather look file journal..it has ring binders inside it for pages. The cover was just boring so punched holes in it and decorated it with inked and painted grungeboard, crochet & fabric flower, rusty keys, and a little acrylic tag. I am going to fill it with 7 gypsies type paper and photos of myself on bike rides etc. I am scrapbooking my kids and family a lot now but have never done any of those all about me journals. I really like the way this has turned out..all grungy and love the turquoise against the brown.


This is the paint that I used and I really like it as it comes in quite a big jar..I always like using tester paint pots as often I cant get to the craft shop and the local diy shop is only down the road



we have been to the local parks this week where we have been playing on the stepping stones and launching leaf boats down the waterfalls..we are very lucky as we have lots of lovely woodland and parks near where we live. Have a good weekend everyone....





14 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a stunning journal.
Absolutely beautiful. Love the color.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xoxo

snakkemunn said...

Hey, good weekend to you too.:) You always make so much fine art. Now I have been looking at your blog. Hugs from me.

Diane said...

Love what you've done here!! Enjoy your weekend!

Sid said...

The journal looks fab !!

Sam said...

Great journal, I love the colours together and the rusty keys. Love the photos of the woods, they look beautiful x

Becca said...

Looks like a beautiful place to hike. I am loving the colors on your journal! Also wanted to tell you I enjoyed a couple of your videos over coffee this morning...love the Pink Floyd background. :-)

Deborah said...

Wonderful upcycled journal cover. And I like the look of that paint (not that I need any more!)

Sue said...

Hi Lorraine- not been for a while - but have been looking .... love the journal and that photo is stunning - bet it's beautiful in the summer ...

Oxana said...

Love it!!! Absolutely stunning!!!
Have a nice weekend!
PS Have you heard about http://www.callofthewildsoul.com/?
I am going to this place.
Hugs from Norway

Pat Beaumont said...

Love what you've done to the journal - good idea to do a journal about yourself

Martina2801 said...

Your unique art work is great, Lorraine!
Stunning journal!

Motherkitty said...

Love the journal! What a flair you have with such things. Enjoy your weekend!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great fun this journal, love the embellishment shapes on this cover. xox Corrine

Linda said...

Oooh I love that turquoise with the chocolaty brown....great combination!
Hope you enjoyed half term with your boys.