Thursday, August 15, 2013

On A Roll

I discovered the secret to getting everything on my creative to-do list done, and done without procrastination.  I must also have a long list of  non-creative things I really should be doing first.  Bingo!  Of course the artsy list gets priority. 

At any rate, I have been checking off items on a daily basis (I do love making and completing lists), and have two more journal pages for Kindred Souls round robins finished and ready for mailing.

The first, for Mary-Beth, completes her "Illustrated Phrases" book.  I came upon a lovely sentiment, and knew instantly I had an image that was perfect for it.  Those of you who visit here regularly will doubtless recognize her.  I found her on the internet ages ago and have used her A LOT. 

 
 
The background is a 7 Gypsies paper that I altered a bit with a whitewash to mute it, and some stamping with clear ink and embossing powder. The frame is an old Stampin' Up embossing folder.  I cut the opening by hand, so to hide the wonkiness, ball chain was glued around it.  I know at least one of the flowers is from Prima, but the rest are just anonymous ones found in my stash. 
 
 
 
The next page is for Mary-Beth's World of Colors journal, and her chosen palette is blue and green.
 
 
 
The background consists of many layers of stenciling and pieces from a decorative napkin.  The focal image of the pear (a Tim Holtz stamp) is something I did for a card a while back, but never used.  The paper leaves are a Dyan Reaveley stamp, and the metal leaves above them are mostly of unknown origin, though I know a few are from Tim's idea-ology collection.
 
I am now all caught up with my journals....until the next one arrives, and I've been told that will be very soon.  Good!  I need another excuse to avoid that other "stuff."

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 




13 comments:

Elena said...

Being caught up would be so wonderful! i am way behind again. But as always, I will catch up. I love both pages They are absolutely gorgeous.

De said...

These are lovely Eileen

teri flemal said...

Love these! Is your procrastination ending secret to check them off your list? Teach me how to make that pear!

Dorothy said...

So very pretty!

Bearcrazyman said...

Stunning. I'm caught up too. Just have Sox's to finish and I will send it to you...

Patzee said...

You have mastered the art of escaping the quicksand that kept you away from making art. These pages are fabulous and you make it seem so effortless to create such strong pieces. Great job!

n1sunrider said...

Nice job Eileen!

Mary-Beth said...

OMG Eileen, I love them both. Thank you so much for making these wonderful pages for me!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Hi Eileen!! :) Was so tickled to see your comment on my blog!! I've been so out of the loop....it's great to hear from you. and yes, it's become nearly impossible keeping up after all the living things in this house LOL I hed to come see your blog...I've not been to anyone's blog in soooooooo LONGGGGGG ..... what a TREAT!!! Your ART is always so WONDERFUL.

Mary said...

Wonder journal pages. I love that Tim Holtz stamp and I use it lots and think what you have done with it is special.

Pam Austin said...

Sounds like you have your priorities straight! LOL Adore the colors of the phrases page. It really is quite beautiful! And anything with a cat in it makes it perfect to me regardless. The colors RR looks like a great swap and what a wonderful addition..

Pam Austin said...

Sounds like you have your priorities straight! LOL Adore the colors of the phrases page. It really is quite beautiful! And anything with a cat in it makes it perfect to me regardless. The colors RR looks like a great swap and what a wonderful addition..

inge said...

good morning from Belgium !

I recognize the "lists"....One of my solutions is to spend less time on the computer and create more, but then you miss a lot of fun too...

It's been ages ago I've been on your blog, so it's time to catch up a bit.

Seems you're still busy on several round robin journals !

Love your second background a lot : I can see you put several layers in them and that's something I really like. Love the color depth.

greetings from belgium
inge