Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Journal of Dreams -- Round and Round We Go

My friend Marita constructed an amazing book for us to use....it is large, and it is round. Marita's pages were all black and white, and many of the artists that came before me kept to that scheme. Sometimes I know ahead of time what I'd like to do in a journal, but I had no plans for this one.
We often discuss where we get inspiration for our projects.   Well, I was listening to music and  heard, for the first time in YEARS, "Legs," by ZZ Top.  And that, boys and girls, is where these pages came from.
Of course I found an excuse to use my new best friend, the sewing machine (for attaching the lace trim).  The background paper is from Stampin' Up, and the legs are from all over the place, but several come from Graphic 45 papers.  There's bling and there's embossing too.
The back of this page continues the theme (and provides some lyrics):
The background paper is Stampin' Up again (inked and distressed a bit), and all the images are Graphic 45.  
This journal is full of amazing pages, and Miz Marita will see it very soon.  It will go to Gina this week, and she will be the last to work in it before it returns home.
Hope you love it as much as I loved working in it my friend!

22 comments:

Helen said...

Stunning. Love the legs theme.

Sarah W said...

That is gorgeous. Love it all!

Dorothy said...

Great pages!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

LOL....Oh I LOVE the pages Eileen!!! What a FUN project!!!!!!!

SusanK said...

What fun! Have never done a project like this...maybe one day!

c.louise said...

Now that's looking and thinking outside the box. LOVE IT!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Absolutely fun page! I love your theme and how you executed it. What a beautiful piece and love the lace touch!

Elaine Allen

Tammy D said...

What a hoot! She will LOVE it!

Celeste said...

Sooo Pretty

Lori said...

ROFL! Now this is too cool! I LOVE IT! Amazing what one can be inspired by, right? Oh, and I love that song.....

Kerry said...

Fantastic. Love the Black and White.

TwoHeartsPath said...

I would love to see the whole journal when finished!! Too Cool!! I Love the Graphic 45 papers, the black and white, the bling, and the song!! Now it will be going round and round in my head all day!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Patti

tracyozzie said...

Those pages are awesome. She will love them.

craftyM said...

OH Eileen!!! I SOOOOOOOOOOO LOVE THEM!!! They are so worth the wait and I love that song, too! They are just a hoot and so fitting for my journal! Thank you my dear, sweet, artistic, friend! Love you! Marita

Kathy Eddy said...

Love the pages, love your theme, and I LOVE how you came up with it. It's cool that you and your sewing machine have bonded as it adds soooo much to a lot of projects.

Goodling said...

Eileen...you just keep creating the best pages!!! Love the legs theme and how you worked them in front to back!!! You are amazing!!
Can't believe that Marita's JOD is coming home to Oregon...that means I better put the pedal to the metal!
XXO Gina G

Victoria said...

What a great set of pages! You are amazing!

Nancy Lynn said...

Love Love Love your page. I am so glad you are using your new best friend to your artwork. I wouldn't be without my machine these days.

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work. I am inspired.
Maria in WA

Diann said...

Wonderful ART you did on her pages! Isn't it wild how that song inspired such a great creation! I wish we could see all the books completed...is your book about ready to come home? Diann

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Pages, Eileen!! Love them (and that song HEE HEE)

Patzee said...

Love the long legs on a round book. And it looks like you are getting quite cozy with your new friend. The lace is quite Ohh-La-La! Beautiful pages!!