I loved working in it, though I did clamp the sides down for easier transport while open =). But then, I have to that anyhow, since I like to muck around with paints, Which means I have to use protective sheets to keep the other pages clean.
Here are some photographs of the journal and the previous pages.
Tracy used the theme "Thoughts of home" and both Jessica and Lee had already done some beautiful pages in it.
And Lee's pages
They both used a fold-out of the journal and as I wasn't sure how Tracy intended it to be done, I figured I would do the same.
I started on the back though... as, apparently, I like to be the odd one out =)
Had a lot of fun making these little houses and added this lovely quote by Dickens:
But then after I counted al the possible numbers of spreads in the journal, I figured I could do an extra as there was enough room. ...I hope that's alright Tracy...
I had this image of a girl I wanted to use for a painting and felt she looked very pensive and dreamy. Perfect for a a spread about "Thoughts about home". So I really wanted to paint her as well...
I used the last page on the front side of the journal for this.
Used some gold embossing powder.
Altered some letters I had.
And glued the word Home to the page.
I like how she turned out, but she is terribly difficult to photograph.
After I finished her, I went back to the first page and doodled a little more on that one.
I really like how this page turned out as well. Even though they are both very different.
Lastly before sending both Gayle's and Tracy's journals on their way, I made matching tags. To signify that they were both done together =)
Both journals are safely on their way now to the next participants. I had a lot of fun doing these and, as I am on a roll now, I will continue on to the next two. Since Lee's journal is next in line (although it came a bit early) and Jessica's journal arrived today as well =).
Thank you for watching and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.