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."