Tuesday, 28 September 2010

In A Circle...

...have you ever done a Circle Journal??? Well, I have taken the plunge and joined in a Circle Journal with 11 other crazycrafty peeps on the Bubbly Funk Forum...we all had to choose a theme... so have a guess what my theme is? Yep... inkyness... actually I have chosen to have Thinking Inking as my theme cos I love sentiment stamps and inks and stuff...




So... first of all we have to make the journal... so I cut some mountboard for the covers and popped some Retro Grunge stack papers over to decorate... added some stamping, die cut some letters using an Alterations die... and then made a little flower and leaf embellishment for the front using Grungepaper and more Alterations dies. **see the ickle pins on the front and the Bingo Counter?? They were a pressie from THE Wendy Vecchi... she is sooooo kind! **




Inside the book we have a little pocket that has tags in so each person on the list can sign out after making their page... however... never being one for reading instructions... I made my pocket on the front cover... ooops... so peeps are signing in to my book instead ROFL




I made my little tag and left a message on the back... and the pocket was made by making "pleats" in watercolour paper and then decorating with DI's and stamping... I spritzed with a Mini Mister filled with water, Re-inker and Perfect Pearls but you can't see this very well on the pics...*memo to self... get photography lessons asap!!*




I decided to decorate my page now... I have left a couple more pages inside the book for me to add to next September when I get my book back... just to see if I have changed my styles etc... tis a good guage on what I have learnt over the year :O)) I wrote my little message - I wish I could have nice handwriting... it looks a bit messy but that can't be helped.. I could have printed it out but I wanted a bit of a personal touch to it... So... I am waving goodbye to my journal and now will be getting excited about getting it back... in twelve months time... full of everyone elses amazing art... this is a fun project!



Has anyone else been getting Spam messages left on their comments??? Well, I have had to put the comment mod thingy on - you know where you have to type in the letters, which is a right pain in the bum but... I was getting tonnes of those Spam things each day and it was bugging me that they wanted to use my blog as an advertising space... so... apologies for the word verifications peeps but I have had to do it... it's daft... I mean, why would anyone tell me how to grow my willy bigger??? I haven't even got one!!! ROFLMAO Hopefully after a couple of weeks the Spam thing will stop and I can take the letters thing off again... we will have to see... anyways... hope you have a very goodly day... I am off to get messy with inks again :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

20 comments:

Nancy said...

I've not done a circle journal, but I have done similar 'shared' projects when I was stitching all of the time. They're great fun! I love your cover - and tag. It will indeed be interesting to see how you've changed over the next year & wonderful to have art from so many in your journal!

Helen said...

Great journal - and I bet when yuo get back next year, it will be even more fab! Have a lovely inky day.

Sandy said...

OMG what an amazing journal Hels. This is wonderful and really unique in the journal woröld. I love it.

Have a lovely day hun.

Gez said...

OOooh it's looking amazing Hels... can't believe I've to wait nearly a year before it's my turn to have a play in your CJ :( but then it'll soon be on it's way home to you.. it's looking FABBY btw.. hope you enjoy mine next month! About to blog mine!
I am getting way too much spam at the mo too.. :( Gez.xx

Kaz said...

That's lovely Hels, I wish I'd joined in now! enjoy making pages for everyone else x

whyducks said...

Very pretty Hels. I see on Jennie's blog that you have grown some legs, I am so please, keep them they suit you! x

Karen said...

Your CJ looks amazing Hels! You will be sooo excited doing these. I feel very sad that I had to duck out of thisone :( XXX

SusanK said...

What a lovely way to share art over the course of a year! And then to revisit your final pages with your own art...same style? New color palette? Only time will tell. Have fun getting inky on all the others!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Hels, your journal looks great. I did one recently, and I treasure it. I have word verification now, as I had some weird comments too, it's a pain, but what's a girl to do? Judith xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hmm avin' probs posting comments :-/ I'll try again! The journal looks fabulous hun. I saw Gez's too
anne xx

Krisha said...

Hels, this is great, please share when you get it back next year. Circle journal sounds like a lot of fun; and as always your work blows me away!

Heather x said...

I've not done a circle journal, but it sounds very exciting....and what you've started looks awesome babe :)
Sorry to hear your having trouble with spam babe, you'd think they would find something better to do!
*hugs* Heather x

Susan Allan said...

It is a great idea to share a project like that... worth the wait!
Sue xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Willy! really GF, how did they know, lol....giggle to much! Beautiful journal, what fun, can't wait to see what you get back, hugz...

Shar said...

Beautiful journal! Great theme too...so you.

Pat said...

No, I have never done a journal like that. It will be fun in a year to see what you get back. I love what you used to start the journal with.

Great job, as always!

Hugs, Pat

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

I've been getting quite a few more spam lately ... usually asking if I want a hot babe .... don't be ridiculous I answer, I am one!!!!

love the circle sweetie, gorgeous as ever.

Hugs

Kay (Toodles and Binks)

She said...

Oh it's goinh to be lovely Hels, hope you enjoy it. S x

Maggie said...

Lovely journal Hels hope you share with us when you get it back!
I am in a circle journal at the mo and we each sent a stamp with our pages so everyone will use the stamp and any technique they fancy, cant wait to get mine back think it will be early next year.
Have weird comments on my blog too soooooo anoying!
Maggie

Marijane said...

Your circle journal sounds like a mighty fine idea! I have never tried one, but may have to in the future. I don't mind the word verification, many of the blogs I comment on use them already so I'm used to it.

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