Sunday, March 24, 2013

FINDING BEAUTY IN THE DARK



The 2013 Magical Journal Journeys begin. I just finished my pages in Tammy's journal and will send it on it's journey to Stephanie. Tammy chose 3 colors, black, tan and white. I truly enjoyed this challenge of working mainly with just 3 colors. I have to admit getting started was also a challenge. Winter seems to be hanging around a little longer and the cloudy days and cold weather has made me a bit of  a couch clinger... I prefer that over "couch potato", but what heck..  Once I got started I think the dreary days actually inspired me as I looked outside and saw bits of Spring peeking out everywhere.

 


This is the first page I completed and also the first page in Tammy's journal. I cut the page shorter so that the wings would extend over onto the second page.


 This is the back of the first page. I did a lot of sewing on these pages which I love to do since it gives the pages added dimension and texture.



 The big flower is the second page and the "Finding Beauty" is a cardboard page that I worked on it separately and then sewed it onto the second page creating another page onto the second page. This makes the two pages look like a lot of pull out pages and makes more room for added artwork.



 This is the back of the added cardboard page and the other side of the second page to 
"Finding Beauty... in The Darkness".

Tammy make this cute pocket with blank cards for us to leave our mark and a note. 
I got carried away with mine when I was painting it and it ended up on my card board page!



 I made my own tag and added a note to the back of it.
Thank you Tammy for letting me "play" in your journal today.

  

So, my dreary days were actually inspirational, I never know where I am going to find it. Now, I am on my way to the Post Office in the morning and in a week or so, another journal will come to my door with a new color or color combo inspiration. 

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you will follow all our Journal Journeys, just click on the button on the side bar to view all the magic each month in 9 journals. You can also follow all our journal pages  on Pinterest.


STAY INSPIRED and FIND THE  BEAUTY
EVEN IN THE DARKNESS


XO

 

20 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo. I am loving these first peeks.! I am just about to post Kat's journal to Tammy and will share my pages. I love all the little details here Kim - and layers, layers, layers... I do so love layers! Tammy will be thrilled when she gets this back (as will everyone else whose hands it passes through).

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    1. Thank you ....looking so forward to all the magic this year in these journals!! :)

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  2. Stunning pages - so rich in detail, texture and inspiration - truly magical and wonderful Kim. I am in awe, as ever, of your talent and skills. Tammy will be super happy I'm sure with the way you've made her colour scheme come to life with such beauty!

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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    1. Thank you Kat, it was so fun and now I am really excited to get to work with all these other color schemes! I can't wait to see all the finished books.. :)

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  3. O Kim!!!
    You are always an inspiration to me, but this is ridiculous, lol. A couple weeks ago I bought a kid's sewing machine, mainly because of your work. I haven't even gotten it out of the box yet! I am something else:) Anyway, amazing, fun pages, so full of that texture that my fingers love.
    ♥♥

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    1. Lol, Lisa, I can so relate. I am very intimidated by sewing machines especially the big ones! They are used by perfect people who can actually wear things they create.., (I shutter to think of anything I might attempt to make and wear). I am a more "outside the lines" person. I love all the squiggley's that my machine makes. However, my little one and have still gone some rounds.. if it had ears, it probably heard some curse words not even invented yet!
      Once you figure your machine out, you will love it. Talk nice to it! :)

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  4. Your talent amazes me. These pages are fantastic. LOVE.

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    1. Thank you, always a little frightening to be the first one to work in a book, but after I got started, I was in another place!
      (a good one) :)

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  5. For some reason, the comments I leave from my phone, never save (!) so here I am, trying again....
    This is so beautiful, I can't wait to get it in my hands and look in real life. I love all the stitching and how you managed to create so many layers of beauty and texture- just gorgeous!

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    1. thank you! I had so much fun working in the first journal that came my way. Cant wait to get the next one! :)

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  6. Love the white on black. PS Found you through Somerset Life - glad I did!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! so glad you found me here. nice to have yOu. hope to see you often!
      Stay Inspired~*

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  7. Oh, I love when you sew on your art! Makes me want to go and buy a sewing machine :) That's what inspiration is all about I guess! Of course it's not just the sewing ~ your pages are stunning and SO creative! LOVE!

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  8. thank you. I am loving this color journey!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful work Kim, my first thought was "wow!" Each element is lovely enough to stand alone but when you put them together they make something even more special. Your use of colour and texture and stitch is inspirational, truly! x

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  10. What a fabulous journal - such detail!! You're such an inspiration - thanks.
    patti

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    1. Thank You Patti! I hope you will stop by again!

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  11. keep going...good advice. it's been sleety, cold, snowing, icy and windy, in a word...nasty! today was warmer and all that nasty melted. tomorrow is rain but warmer...it's a gift, I'll take it.
    lovely journal entry...love your work!

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  12. Thank you so much! I am very much appreciating the warm weather as well! I just received my second journal to work in and this one is "Rusty". This is right up my alley, I love old rusty things!
    I will post the results once I have finished working in it.
    Hope to see you soon!

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  13. "...keep going..." such very wise advice; thank you!

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