Saturday, January 10, 2009

A llittle bit of this and that...

I made this notebook over the last few days, the background is lace and texture paste with one coat of shellac and several paint washes over it.
I like the back as much as the front because there you can see the detail in the background.
Two precious gifts a wet felted birdie from my friend Dawn and a needle felted needle case from Jane. Do you see my little Archer in the small frame?
The notepad below was made by covering core board with assorted postage stamps. I then over stamped them with one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps, the quote is: "To those who can dream there is no such place as far away.
I then applied several layers of shellac and an image from a vintage Sunday School card in the postage frame. I think this one is for me!

15 comments:

Janet said...

Both of your journals are unique and beautiful. It's good to know that you do keep some of your things for yourself.

Gunnels blog said...

Wonderful notebooks!

Doreen G said...

yummy notebooks Julie

Jen Crossley said...

WOW girl your on a roll at the moment
Jen

Dawnie said...

Beautiful journal covers Julie.Both are just divine. Reminds me I must watch the zutter DVD and see if your directions were spot on HA!

Miss you

Lost Aussie said...

Gorgeous notebooks Julie! Wishing you a happy birthday and a happy new year!..say Hi to "you know who" for me!
xoxo
M

Steph said...

You've been spoiled again!
And the note books you made are gorgeous !
And the chutneys seem yummy!
Hi to your fur babies!

Nic Hohn said...

What a lot of beautiful creative goodies to share today!

Gaby Bee said...

Both notebooks are really terrific. But I think the first one has to be my favourite, so vibrant and I love the frame. I'm always excited by your artwork...such talent!

Gaby xo

Dot said...

Your notebooks are stunning Julie. I love your art continues to evolve.

I agree with Gaby - I am always excited by your art too. No one creates the way you do. Lots of beautiful layers and textures to look at and feel.

And your 'food' post below had me salivating. Thanks for sharing photo's.....mmmm..

'Lamington' boy says hello :)

Dotee xoxo

Dot said...

P.S Love the wet felted birdie from Dawnie and the felted needle case from Jane (the framed picof Archer is a lovely touch).

Still Waters Studio said...

I love the new notebooks. The lace effect is especially beautiful and I think I recognize the image from the Sunday school card.
Your last post made me hungry. I think I'll look up chutney recipes.
Sherry

grrl+dog said...

mmm!

SAnta got me a zutter binder for Xmas, and it needs a test drive... great covers.

Peikkonen said...

I just LOVE your notebooks! The lace border is very interesting, thank you for sharing your method :)

Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous!