Sunday, January 22, 2012

Altered Journal

The past few days I've been working on my altered journal from the Creatively Made class I am taking. I am finally finished....I think. Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop.
This is what the journal looked like before I began altering it. It's just a inexpensive journal I found in the $1.00 bin at Michael's.
I collaged the cover with lots of vintage papers, inks, paints and stamps, etc.
Next, I added more details to my girl.
And finally, I added some gold wire and beads to the spine of the journal to give it a little bling.
What you don't see is the entire box of neatly organized beads turned upside down on the floor of my studio after it fell off the edge of my work table! I spent the rest of the afternoon picking them all up from the carpet and re-sorting them back into their various compartments.
Signature w/rose

10 comments:

cindy (JunqueArt) said...

love love love your journal!

Marydon said...

What a fabulous journal d esign!
Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Suz said...

Fabulous, Jeanne!
Hugs,
Syz

The Other Side of Me said...

HI Jeanne,

The journal came out great. I really like the beads you added despite you having to pick up the ones all over the floor.
It was good to hear from you recently. Last week I hung my Val. ornies on my tree and came across several of your creations from previous swaps. I was thinking of you and low and behold you stopped by to blog. The world is so mysterious some times. I hope you are doing well and having a good 2012 so far.
Sincerely,
Tammy

Margaret said...

Jeanne, you inspire me! beautiful journal, well worth the upturned bead box! Mx

kandeland said...

fun! I like it! xo

PJ said...

What I love about your journal is it's something you picked up for a $1 and made it something so beautiful! ..poor beads all over the place :( all the little children needed to be put back into there 'rooms'

Little Pink Studio said...

Jeanne, this is gorgeous!!
Cerri xo

Vickie said...

Love the cover! Such a pretty design. Hope you found all the beads!

Brandy Faulkner said...

OHH your sketch is gorgeous!I think it was worth the mess you had to clean. The colors are my favorite. I hope your doing well been thinking of you!

Xoxo,

brandy

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