Saturday, April 10, 2010

Poetry Journal & ATCs


I've been trying to keep up and work my way through The Artistic Mother book. Remember my background papers here? That was the first assignment. Okay, I think the first was really to make a decorated list for the babysitter but since I never go out, that wasn't necessary. lol


I used several of the painted/stamped background papers I made as well as other papers, vintage fabric, lace, a feather, an old shipping tag from a Japanese missionary, a saying by Mark Twain and a picture of me when I was about 3. 


Now all I have to do is fill it with favorite poetry!


After making the journal I had all these little cut pieces of handpainted papers leftover. I thought they might make perfect backgrounds for some ATCs. 


I used images from Altered Pages, rubons and various pieces of fabric and lace. I also added little buttons, pearls, etc... to finish them off.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Don't forget to enter my book giveaway!

8 comments:

Shirley said...

This journal page is so beautiful. I love your papers...the colors and shapes. What a great way to use up the extra paper for teh ATC's which again are wondcerful!

Kristin said...

These are all stunning!! I LOVE your journal, the picture of you (too cute!), the quote, the tag and the addition of the feather! All so very beautiful - your ATC's are bold and colorful too. Really beautiful work, Kristin xo

Over Yonder said...

Very nice!!!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Oh, these are adorable... I like my poetry journal I made for The Artistic Mother, but it is very dense with words (probably because I am a poet first, visual artist second.) I love seeing the ATC's here, too. Bravo!

Rhonda Langley said...

Lovely as usual. Love the feathers-nice texture. Great poem. I love that you put a photo of you on your journal. Such cheerful ATC's. Look at all that sewing you are doing!

Trudy Callan said...

Wow! Everything looks awesome.

trisha too said...

I love all this! ALL of it!

Shona Cole said...

I love your color choices, the pink with the yellow ocher and sea blue is so unusual and creative. and oh my, your ATC's are stunning. I love your style.

shona