Friday, February 21, 2014

Junk Journal Swap

Just a quick update for those lovely people who are in the junk journal swap I'm currently running on UKScrappers. Now that I have received everything, here is a glimpse of all the covers and a little hint of the loveliness inside each one. More to follow ...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Arty 12 days of Christmas, Junk Journal and Day of the Dead Quality Street Jar (phew!)

Well, I took part in a swap (quelle surprise!) for the arty 12 days of Christmas and got lots of lovely bits from Ally, my swap partner, so I made a junk journal with some of the stuff, and here are the pages.

Every one of these pages includes at least one bit from the swap (although the last page may be cheating as it is some of the tissue paper that some stuff was wrapped in`).  I must say I loved using something I didn't already have as it really sparked my creativity. Thank you Ally.

All the bits were in a container, and mine was a Quality Street chocolate thing.  One of the challenges of the swap was to alter the container, so here is my day of the dead quality street jar. I covered it with dictionary pages, then drew and painted with posca pens.

The tree of life (above, and with more true to life colours) and a sugar skull below.

Thanks for looking, and have a good one.