Tuesday, August 03, 2010

...turned my world to Black

Phew....I am SO glad to have finally finished this new CJ!

I know it doesn't look like much work has gone into it, it's a lot simpler than many of my CJs, but I feel like I've been working on it forever!  It's already one day overdue for posting I'm afraid but there was just problem after problem with this one so it took lots longer than anticipated.

I'm so pleased it's finished that I'm going to blog it tonight so it's all done and dusted, despite the fact it's the middle of the night and I really ought to be getting some sleeeeeep.

This is for a colour themed CJ where each participant picks a colour or colour scheme for everyone else to work in.

My chosen colour is black.  Wannabe gothette, me :)

Please excuse the rubbish photos, black on black is pretty hard to capture, especially at night.

Above is the front cover.  The word is cut right through the cover of the book, which you can probably see better on the photo below:


or this one of the front cover from the reverse side:



Here's the intro section - nothing fancy, just a few non-rules, and the many dictionary definitions of black, which make interesting reading.


And here's my own entry in the book, based on one of my favourite songs of all time, Black by Pearl Jam:



The heartbroken chappy was masked with a handcut silhouette, and sponged over with interference paints, which are a tad more subtle in the flesh than in the photo.

And finally, here's my sign in, I've asked for a photo of the other participants, I hope they don't mind (I've made it clear it's optional) - so only fair I should stick my own mug shot on there.


I've been hoarding that velvet harlequin paper for longer than I can remember.  It's finally time to put it to use instead of just stroking it and telling it how pretty it is :)

So that's another book sent off out into the wide world.

I look forward to seeing this one again in around 10 months time.

PS, this was the result of spray painting the front cover on an old bit of lining paper - just call me Banksy :) :) :)

6 comments:

ally said...

wow its gorgeous, cant wait to see it :)

Sid said...

Looks fab, even though it's sound like it's been a struggle to get to this stage !

Alison G said...

I like it lots

Papoosue said...

Hi Sarah :) I am new to your blog and I found it via Erika Jean's blog (whose name I was given by Postcrossing.com to send a card to!). When she mentioned your blog in relation to arty crafty stuff, I had to visit. I see you are also a member of UKScrappers - coincidence is a wonderful thing lol. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and your work is gorgeous. Love this circle journal!

Lorraine said...

this is ace and so you..very gothic

Haddock said...

Some times spray painting does produce good results.