Sunday, January 25, 2009

Journal Cover

This little soft journal is made with leftover papers like old calendars, file folders, boxes, sugar sacks, National Geographic inserts, Maps ......you get it. Stuff. Stuff that some would/could/should throw away. I used the little crayon face on the cover with other collage elements.

This inside page is all collage with very little bits of white paint and stamps. I will be teaching the construction of this journal April 11th in Waxahachie at the Crafty Scrapper.
Back tomorrow,
Sharon


23 comments:

  1. Oh, my. Isn't this just so lovely?! You can make art out of anything Sharon...napkins, scraps, flour sacks!

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  2. I love your journal! That's really beautiful!!
    Have a great week,
    Debi

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  3. Darn! I wish I lived in Waxahachie! At least for a couple of days! That's a great little journal. With all the scrap paer I have I could make a bunch of these.

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  4. Love the cover and the page!!!!!! You bring new meaning to the words "waste not, want not." Just beautiful.....BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Pat

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  5. Thanks for finding the beauty in cast off items and being such an inspiration. I made my first journal page today and I think this may be something I fall in love with.

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  6. I'm glad you have made one of these journals too. I get such a buzz working in mine knowing I've just used up scraps and odds and ends to make it. The art inside seems to have more meaning, nothing pretentious.

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  7. Sharon, how gorgeous! And to think you made it out of scraps--WOW! Now I'm going to dig out the Atlas, to see where Waxahachie is . . .

    --Jane

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  8. Makes me want to up and move to Waxahachie - where ever the heck that is. I would rush to sign up for any class you teach.

    Darla

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  9. Hi, I found you through Tambo's blog. We are rug hookers and live in the same town. Actually she is my mentor/teacher.
    We have both decided to move outside our "comfort art" and explore journaling. Wow, what an inspiration you are. Glad I found your blog. I've done two pages so far and I'm so glad I found a place to put all the found things I have been saving for years.

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  10. I love that you showed where that small piece of art went. The journal looks incredible. I am sure your student will have so much fun.

    Kate

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  11. Hi sweet lady!
    I don't remember where I found it...it has been ages ago.
    If you like...click on my banner and save it to your computer...then you will have it...what a wonderful idea...I think it would be lovely for you to do the dancing girls...I want to see it if you do...
    Hugs, Mary
    I will be so happy to continue Ruth, Thank You

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  12. Hi sweet lady!
    I don't remember where I found it...it has been ages ago.
    If you like...click on my banner and save it to your computer...then you will have it...what a wonderful idea...I think it would be lovely for you to do the dancing girls...I want to see it if you do...
    Hugs, Mary
    I will be so happy to continue Ruth, Thank You

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  13. oh that is so inviting! Looks wonderful. Any chance of a show and tell of the book construction some time? And it's recycled things too - love that also. One of my hobby horses........

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  14. You should do an online class with that journal! Don't we all want to have amazing journals made of flour sacks? Teach us..... please.

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  15. I am sorry I have not commented in so long. I truly love your work as you know! I have just had my hands full with life.
    I love this cover, you work such magic with your hands!

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  16. Very pretty Sharon! Your tip of using the gel medium got me experimenting with the crayons. The glazing liquid works like a charm:-)
    xoxo
    Pam

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  17. Beautiful journal...love the humming bird!!!

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  18. Just loved it. Your attention to detail and still keeping with fun, Is most inspiring.

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  19. I sure wish I could be a fly in your studio to learn your techniques! You have such wonderful style!

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  20. Beautiful Sharon. Very, very clever and so inspiring =)...just added you back onto my blog! When I had it re-designed in December, I lost all of my links. Must keep in touch =)

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