Saturday, June 13, 2009

NOT from a pet free home!

Charles seemed to recognise a friend on this journal, or perhaps he just wanted some attention as I dashed outside to photograph my latest journals and notebooks. We had a wonderful few moments of tummy rubs, tickles, and chase the camera cord - a quality interlude.
As soon as I saw the felt ribbon stick-ons in scrapbooking stores I knew that I would use them for backgrounds. The one used above was a bright lime green. It is very absorbent and I should have sealed it before I began adding layers of paint - I think there is half a tube of my beloved Golden Quin' Nickel Azo Gold on the front cover alone. The picture is a favourite vintage postcard of a lovely ginger cat.
These two notebooks started out at ATC's but I added to many layers (pegs and paint brushes to name a few) that made them too thick to fit in any plastic sleeve. The one above features an original vintage photo and mother-of-pearl button.
Now that I have started using my old paint brushes in my art I can justify buying some new ones :). Aren't the leaves wonderful? I picked the last of them from my liquid amber before the rains last weekend and they grace my dining table, a huge bowl of them colourful, crisp and yet so very warming.
No reason for this picture, just the cutest little dog in the world looking at me as I do the blog post and some other work on the net. Hug your purr and bark babies for me!

14 comments:

Jane P said...

Hi Julie
what beautiful work, and I do love the way you photograph the books. Dont the fur babies provide no end of delight!!

le blog de vero said...

Love your work so much. The ribbon stick-ons look like coloured beeswax, it's really gorgeous. Of course the other notebooks are beautiful too...

A kiss on the black nose of the cuttest little dog in the world and one for Charles who looks like my little "Poupette" (his paws are just more clean...)who is a girl and have black colour whith the ginger and the white.

And to say you that I am very proud you let a comment on my blog.

Kisses from France. XOXO

VĂ©ronique

Betzie said...

What a sweeet face!!! Love your boy!!
And I love those felt rub ons and what you did with them...really awesome Julie!

Kath said...

Hello Julie, I thought I would return the visit you made to my Blog. I have really enjoyed looking at your work, it is gorgeous. Cavaleir King Charles spaniels are very popluar here in England, they are such jolly, happy little dogs. I look forward to following your Blog, best wishes Kath in England

Cat said...

Your journals are great!

Gillian said...

I feel totally Inspired from visting your blog today Julie ~ Thank You for sharing your amazing art with us :)

Gaby Bee said...

Your journals are gorgeous as usual. Love them all, but I think the last one has to be my favorite!
LOVE your creativity!!!
Gaby xo

Ro Bruhn said...

Beautiful journals Julie, Quin gold is the most used colour in my studio, it gives everything a beautiful golden glow.

dogfaeriex5 said...

oh those sweet faces just melt me! and your journals are stunning, i am loving your colors so rich and regal...xo

Dot said...

Your journals are always beautiful Julie. And I think Charles adds to that beauty! Our kitties do like to be ' involved' don't they? I am knitting a scarf at the moment and Essie is ' helping' me everynight by playing with the knitting needles!
And Archer is always worthy of a photo - gorgeous boy.
Dotee xoxo

Janet said...

Those felt rub-ons are wonderful!! I love your journals and with the added beauty of those little furry friends they're just fantastic!

Jacky said...

Beautiful journals, always such wonderful texture and colours...I treasure my little journal you gifted me at the retreat. It is slowly filling with affirmations that I find here and there and dont want to lose track of.
What a fabulous use of those felt ribbons...shame they absorbed so much of the Quinadricone Nickel Azo Gold. My favourite too.
Tell that Archer he is such a handsome fellow!

Jacky xox

Dale said...

these would have made great atcs here! Beautiful work. I love the idea of using old paintbrushes on the cards!

Would love to do an atc swap with you sometime. Come leave me a quick note on my blog if you're interested :).

Genevieve said...

Just delicious Julie! Such lovely texture - must keep a look out for the felt ribbon stick-ons.

Cheers!