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Friday, 13 April 2012

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

At last! After much admiring of all the journal entries I see on so many sites... this afternoon, I've finally had my first go and dipped my toes into journalling waters

 For the last couple of weeks I've been blotting ink from my projects onto the pages of a book (after seeing the Queen of journalling, Dyan Reaveley do this) and also trying out distress stains and watercolours on different pages. Today was the right day to try and make my first page. Isn't it exciting how blogging extends your boundaries and makes you aware of new possibilities?

Where I live, there is a scenic railway close by that goes along the seafront - A Victorian Masterpiece and a true testimony to the spirit of Steampunk. I love the sea, so, I have made a little wibbly filmstrip railway on my first journal page to contain my first journalling words.

The girl is a Gorjuss stamp, but I changed the hair. There is lots of gold detail on the original, but, it doesn't show up so well in the photo.
Most of the swirls that I used to create my plants and pebbles with are beautiful stamps from  Close To My Heart and were a real joy to use and blended in with my doodling very happily.

10 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Oh lovely work, so pretty. Kim

Evil Edna said...

very klimtish

anna christensen crafts said...

Edna, I love Klimt! Thanks for saying that xx

Sue said...

I LOVE this! Truly thought you drew the girl yourself. Your filmstrip-y railroad is the perfect place for your journaling.

Yvonne said...

I do, so love journalling, Anna! Fabulous job!

Carol said...

I do like be beside the see also, although we have have we have peir and see always seems be out! I love your journaling page.

pooky said...

Woohooo!!! Lots of fun huh? Welcome to a new kind of world. Love your page:))

Sandra said...

Very pretty piece! Love it!

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely fantastic Anna!!! It's gorgeous and what a beginning to a whole new genre!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful, great colors and details.