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.