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 realised last night that I had overlooked a CJ which was due for posting today. Oops. I should have been working on this one ahead of the Orpheus and Eurydice one which isn't due for another week, but I got them round the wrong way.
But never mind, thankfully today was a Teacher Development day, so I'm home from work, and Connor has been happily amusing himself with an inflatable tyre all day (don't ask!). And due to this little stroke of luck, I was able to get the CJ done and in the post just in time :)
This book is in the "colours" circle, with a manila theme. And the format that the book owner has asked us to follow is to complete our entry on the right hand side of a double page spread, and then use the left hand page to sign in, with a photo of ourselves and some facts.
So here's my take on the manila colourway. The background was inspired by a recent article in Craft Stamper magazine, a technique they called "paper blending". I've used this kind of torn and gesso'd background in the past, to be fair, it's been around a while, but the article did remind me of it.
The main image (isn't she great? she's a stamp by Invoke Arts) and the title words were stamped onto paper from a lovely pin striped manila envelope that I brought home from Paris the other week. And a little bow finished it off.
On the left side I used the same background, a sepia toned and scuffed-up photo of yours truly, some metal letters that I have had sat in the cupboard for YEARS to spell out my nickname, Flo, and some more of that pinstriped envelope to write my little autobiography on.
This was a fun entry to pull together. And it was lovely to be able to photograph it outside in the daylight, I love days off :)
I think I get red next, which I'm really looking forward to, as it's one of my favourite colours.