Monday, 8 October 2007

Circle Journal Pages

Tonight I finished my pages for Tricia Scott's Circle Journal - I posted my first page for this book back on the 15th of September but as I post to Jo and as she is on holidays at the moment I had some extra time to play with this beautiful book, so I did four pages instead of the required two.

The first scan is the back of the first page - this one has really changed along the way with various layers ripped off and new ones substituted when I decided I didn't like my first attempts! In case it isn't obvious I should point out that Tricia decided not to create a circle shaped book but to require the use of circles on our pages. This page has a lot of circles, spots and dots in the background, plus the buttons! The vintage nude is printed on fabric - one that I had left over from another project from some time ago. I have used fusible webbing to adhere her to the paper layer.

My next page was based on my favourite background of Adirondack Color Washes sprayed on with additional water and Moon Shadow Mist in gold. It is a relatively easy and quick but pretty background. I have used some circle stamps and more dots on the background as well as some stencilling. I used some of my various circle punches (of course, it is important to have a selection of sizes for exactly these moments!!) to punch circles from a circled themed scrapbook paper and vintage photo reproductions. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the outer circles in gold thread (with my lovely new and efficient sewing machine!). I also got to use my newest punch - the cute little ribbon buckle.

My last page was an experiment as I haven't printed on fabric since I bought my new printer a couple of months back. I love this vintage baby photo and I am also going to use it on a series of baby themed fabric postcards that I am due to start soon. I really need to spend some time learning how to maximise use of each fabric sheet but at the moment I begrudge that sort of time on the computer. I am using Printed Treasures sheets which are lovely but way too expensive here in Kalgoorlie. This page is my attempt at being a little less rigid than normal with torn fabric, uneven edges etc!! Tricia loves green, red and brown so I was trying to use these colours. So now this one can be posted and I can start on Patti Gramza's gorgeous little octagon deco.


see you there! said...

I really like that first page. Soon I'm going to try printing on fabric for the first time. I admit the thought of killing my printer has be biting my nails.

Hopefully I'm going to scan some of the old photo's I received.


Jacquelines blog said...

It is lovely Debbi!!!!

Night Owl Designs said...

Your pages are lovely Debbi! I think the last one is my favourite :-)

Linda M said...

Wow, you put a lot of work into this. Lovely!

Also, thanks for participating in the gothic arch challenges. I would like to invite you to do something special for Nancy James, the one who hosts the arch site. Her son Andrew is being deployed to Iraq on October 17th. He was home for the weekend, and Nancy and her husband are going to Georgia today week to meet Andrew’s platoon. You can imagine how wrenching this will be for Nancy.

I am inviting you and the other arch participants to do an arch, a 4x4, or an ATC for Nancy. I have set up a blog for it:

Just link in the comment section under mine. You can keep doing this for as many weeks as you like.

Let me know if you have any questions:

Thanks for your support!

Anne said...

OMGoodness Debbi! This is my first visit to your blog - it's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your work and your style! I'd like to add your link to my Inspirations spot if you don't mind, to remind me to come back regularly!

Viola said...

Wonderful pieces! Love them all!

Danielle said...

Oh, they're beautiful - just lovely colours.

Patti G. said...

Debbi, each and every page is a gorgeous work!!!!!!! My very favorite being the center piece with the children and the sweet cirlces and word tags all around! Just beautiful! The greens and blues are so pretty, they are ALL super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me next me next!!!!!!! :0)

Gunnels blog said...

Find your blog through Jacquelines blog, and I really like your blog! i will return here and read more!