Sunday, 26 June 2011

One little word/art journaling check in

I suddenly realised today that it's the last weekend of June! Gosh, that month flew by - and it hasn't really felt like summer.... Even today's higher temperatures were accompanied by grey clouds and a few spots of rain!

Anyway, to fit in with how I've been doing this so far, the last weekend of each month is my chance to share with you the previous month's art journal calendar pages, and any other 'details' of the month itself :)


(Another beautiful photo from Amy!)



I decided to make a page for Project Declutter, and as you can see I've made it a 3-month project now. (Believe me, I'm not going to run out of stuff to sort!!) I wanted a very busy border to my page and a clear, clean centre, which I sort of achieved but not quite as I'd visualised - but I'm finding art journaling very liberating in that I can experiment and try ideas out and play and not worry about whether I love the result or not because I love the process :)


On which note, here are two other art journal pages I made this month, though not as part of my one little word! I wanted to try out a couple of ideas with Glossy Accents. Here are the results:


(I used Glossy Accents here to create a 'liquid' effect inside the glass.)


(Here, each raindrop is a drop of Glossy Accents, then I drew the teardrop outline to make them stand out more.)

So the playing continues - this week I'm taking an online class with Kirsty Wiseman; my kit arrived yesterday and I had fun cutting up all the prompts on strips of card - it gave me a few ideas of what to expect but there are a lot of surprises to come too, apparently! Can't wait :) Do you want a peek at the kit? Here you are then:


And that's sidetracked me a bit lol, but one other detail to update - I managed to meet my target of completing the first half of the E100 readings before the end of June, yay! I've made a start on the second half already too, so I'm well on track for completing all 100 by the end of the year :)

This post was brought to you as part of Rinda's One Little Word/Art Journal updates

20 comments:

dogmatix said...

great pages. love the use of the glossy accents. did it not buckle ur pages though?

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Sandra said...

Your creativity amazes me

humel said...

Dogmatix - only slightly, and for an art journal page I'm definitely not going to worry about it; if I did something like this on a layout or card I'd make sure to use a heavyweight cardstock or some chipboard to avoid buckling :)

Thanks for your lovely comments! xx

alexa said...

What a lot of interesting things you've done and do!

Denise said...

Beautiful stuff - you are so creative..can you believe it is over three months ago that we saw Lord Tim??

Melissa said...

How funny, Mel, I just posted earlier this morning too about June going by so fast! Great pages - I like the way you used the glossy accents! And congrats keeping on track with the E100 readings - I had to catch up two days today, but I am right on track with my read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan for 2011.

Lizzie said...

Hee hee - I love using that glossy stuff - it's so handy for all kinds of things. We used some as a "varnish" for DS' Father's Day present - he made a coaster for his dad's desk.
We've also used it as "water" in J's model-making. It is so versatile and such fun. Love your "Glass is half full" page - really good!

Lynn said...

Love all your pages - you seem to be really enjoying your art journalling. Thanks also for your link the E100 - I did not see your original post. Am definately going to do this, especially has SU have a download suitable for my ereader.

Kirsty.a said...

Your journal s looking great. I need to be brave enough to doodle more in mine

Amy said...

Consistently I am amazed at how much you manage to fit in, in a creative sense - fantastic stuff Mel!

helena said...

a motto for many things I think - not worry if I love the results or not because I love the process

and I love your qualifier to the glass being half full

JO SOWERBY said...

loving all the activity. i am still waiting for an email from kirsty to see if i can still do the class,
jo xxx

Sian said...

I need to start using my Glossy Accents for more than sticking things down then!

ps I know you have a great craft shop, but I have discovered that Sandra has the cheapest Glossy Accents around

MonicaB said...

I love the glass is half full with the glossy accents.

Buzzard Girl said...

This is the first time I have seen the kit!! I so hope mine arrives tomorrow!! Feeling very left out x

Fiona said...

Some great effects with the glossy accents. I am also still on track with the E100, just finished the first half.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love the glass half full one. DH says I can be annoyingly optimistic

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job! I've been posting OLW stuff all week and am planning a big wrap up for the weekend.
Rinda

Karen said...

Another great month of accomplishments. I have a three month post to do which I hope to have up by tonight!