Artful Readers Club
"You're Having a Laugh" CJ
Desert Island Discs CJ
101 goals in 1001 days
Find at least one geocache in all 72 UK counties
Sketchbook Project 2012
Seeing all 30 NHL teams play
Visiting all 30 NHL arenas
Project Runway CJ
Artistic Licence CJ
Rock Resurrected CJ
Take Ten CJ
UKStampers CJ #3
Fabric Round Robin
UKStampers CJ #2
I can't believe that I haven't missed a day yet of working in my journal for at least 10 minutes - and that I'm averaging one completed page every other day - go me!
I had a lot of fun with this particular page, trying out all sorts of new techniques - like toner transfers with a Chartpak blender pen - and toys - like my fantastic new POSCA paint markers.
I also tried out an idea I saw on a blog somewhere - wish I could remember where! - of drawing a rough border with oil pastels before you start slathering paint on top - and then using a sharp blade at the end to scrape off the paint at the page edges revealing the oil pastel colour underneath. It looks wonderfully grungy - I like!
Close up so you can see the toner transfers (under the orange paint) and the oil pastel border a little better:
The photo is one I took on Christmas Day last year when we (me, my 3 boys, my sister, my cousin and my 2nd cousin) went for a walk in the failing light up to Fortune Green cemetery. I was kicking myself I didn't have a real camera with me, just my phone, which doesn't cope all that well with poor light.
But if anything, the lo-fi-ness of the pics worked in their favour:
And the "Don't Blink" title? Well, that is of course a nod to the best Dr Who episode ever!
**edited to add - I just noticed that I forgot the apostrophe on "don't" - how awfully illiterate of me! Luckily it was a quick fix: