Monday, February 13, 2012

Altered Journal Swap - Part Two

In last Monday's post, I told you about the Altered Journal Swap I participated in recently. It really was so much fun and I was grateful to be able to use some of my stash of composition books which I've been hoarding for a while.

The first journal, shown above, is the one I made for Mary. She told me she likes blues and greens, ribbons, as well as bird and vintage themes.
Perfect! Because I like all of those things too!

My inspiration for this journal came from this vintage bird image which I had.

I was taking an online class taught by Jeanne Oliver while I was creating these journals, so I was able to incorporate a lot of the techniques I learned.

This is the back cover of the journal.

The second journal I created was for Patty. She told me she is a "color-loving red girl" who likes vintage ephemera. This too was great, because I love the color red also. Although I don't have any red in this house, my crafting room at our cottage is decorated in reds. I think red is such a happy color.
I grabbed my bin of red papers and proceeded to collage the cover of the composition book. Then I remembered I had this vintage image from a collage sheet I bought from Lisa's Altered Art quite a while ago and decided it would work nicely as a focal point for the cover.
Back cover of journal.

I really had a lot of fun with this swap. I got to use supplies that I already had in my studio. I got to work with colors that I love. And I got to practice new art techniques that I had learned. What could be better that all that?
Signature w/rose


Margaret said...

total swoon material here! I love them both, beautiful painterly effect and gorgeous images, really pretty,those lucky gals! Mx

Suz said...

Those are wonderful! Truly. I think Jeanne Oliver is amazing. I have one of her linen purses and love it. I think I told you I met her at Silver Bella. What a doll and so real! I would have loved to have done her class. Just can't do much right now.
It was so nice to come back to your house. Hospice is peaceful but somber.
Big hugs,

kandeland said...

these are AWESOME Jeanne! they will love them! xo

Unknown said...

Altered composition books are such great fun to create...Love seeing the ones you made as well as the lovely two that you received!

Chris said...

Hi Jeane, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Little Pink Studio said...

Your journals are absolutely stunning! Wow!
Your partners were very lucky girls!
Happy Valentine's day!
Cerri xoxo

Laura said...

Your journals are total works of art! Breathtaking!

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