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11  Sorry lots more photos in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: July 11, 2008 11:20:08 AM
Heres another page I have done - part of my "thinking" journalling!
Sorry theres loads of photos on this one but I couldnt think of another way to show how it folded out.
The page as it starts off - "Yes the floor is mine - Here I am"

Then the postcard folds out - "YES - to kicking like a girl"

Then up - "YES to being down but never out"

And down - "YES to ambition" and "YES to stepping up and saying HERE I AM"

This is the journal page with all the postcard folded out - I think you can read the writing on this.
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12  LOTS OF PICTURES! in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: July 11, 2008 10:49:39 AM
Oops Im glad someone said it was Friday else I wouldnt have noticed! Ive not been too bad today but in absolute agony yesterday and up in the nights with some combination of my fibromyalgia and a virus the dr thinks so Im totally spaced out!!! I was sure Friday was next week somehow!!!

Good job Ive actually finished my pages anyway...althought I also have another window page I want to do as well.

Pogo your window looks so 3D especially the bars on it. I love it. If you want to make the window more bold why dont you put an outline around it?

Graverobbergirl I love your drawing cant wait to see what it is like when its finished.

Heres my improvements on my pages I showed earlier in the week. Including a MORE architecture like one as promised!
The first two pages - the car one is the same as before and the grey flower page is now instead of the green and blue spots, althought i did really like that background.

 You cant tell too well here but the stripes at the top and bottom of the page are patterned paper i have gone over the outlines on and the middle section is where i have drawn in strategic places so that....

you can see nothing from the other side!! Heres my dragon and fairy the same as before with a little added outlining, and my more architectural window page with the plants kindof growing from the dragon and fairy page.

And a slightly bigger version of my pink window because im so very pleased with it (O:

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13  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: July 09, 2008 08:21:33 AM
Phizzy I like your page - different from usual but good. I have never thought of using masking tape with my pastels - what did you do with it?

I'm going to do a more architectural page for Friday so Im going to post this now for some advice, its the original page which I thought of for doors and windows mainly because i had just made a card for my sister passing her driving test. Its a bit of a cartoony style but I am pleased with how the "windows" worked.

Here are the first two pages you see - the green and blue spots page is an unfinished background and the windows on the car page are cut out so you can see through.......

And this is what you can see when you turn the page over - notice how the paper is arranged so the dragon and the fairy are sat in the car. I might do some drawing on this page as well but not where the car windows are. The pink page is also an unfinished background

Anyway the problem is what to do with the pink page and the blue and green spots page especially the bits you can see through the windows in the pink page. I have a few very small ideas but need more inspiration.
Any ideas anyone? I'd like to keep the background for the pink page but I have no problem with covering over the spots one with something else. 
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14  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: July 04, 2008 09:01:46 AM
Phizzy - I love your page the same today as I did yesterday. I like the moon

Taya - welcome

Heres my page - it wasnt how I expected it to be but I quite like it. The background isnt very clear in the picture but its red sparkly tissue paper.
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15  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: July 01, 2008 01:11:28 PM
Sunflower - looking forward to seeing your book.
Danni - I've been dead busy too but somehow I have done journalling - I am doing a lot of very quick pages at the moment when the inspiration strikes me, as you will see in a minute. And the black pen sketching for these I did on the train.

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16  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: June 28, 2008 10:25:07 AM
From bored at the craft fair

To journal page at home

Not sure what I think of this one (Wish I hadnt overlapped the leaf stamps but the small ones were already there and then I liked the big one in that space instead, which is a real leaf btw) but I wanted to post it because its different! And I tried the blanking out where drawing technique too.

And in a fit of inspiration, a quiet house and an attempt to distract myself from bad thoughts I am working on my shimmy and music already (o:
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17  Some recent stuff in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Gemcraft on: June 28, 2008 09:06:30 AM
Its a long time since I posted any jewellery, but heres some of my more recent stuff

A necklace and bracelet set for my sister, I made the focal bead by painting wooden beads and covering them in scrapbook papers.

A simple hammered silver ring

Thanks for looking.
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18  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: June 27, 2008 11:28:08 AM
Captain 13 sounds good.

Im getting dangerously close to drawing fairies tonight instead of planning for my fair tomorrow and cleaning out my hamsters - but I promised them I would clean them out tonight and make them some funky things out of cardboard so I shall have to do that first then fairies if I get time. I cant let Scratchy, Bart, Maggie and Lisa down! (O:

Heres my page - my main theme is slugs as you can tell, the other theme is a little more subtle and I shall leave you to work it out.
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19  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: June 16, 2008 05:15:17 AM
Thanks Phizzy - and I Dont know what instrument it is either.

Heres another page I finished off this morning - its a bit more serious and I left the file big under the thumbnail so you can read the writing. (erm although looking at it I still dont think you can read the writing and it wont let me post a bigger file) I dont think its hugely artistic but what I like about it is that none of the writing and pictures are actually originally related to the subject of the pages, even the title was for an article about something else entirely.

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20  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by Gemcraft on: June 16, 2008 02:47:11 AM
It's funny how pages evolve isn't it? I think sometimes it becomes very therapeutic, like your subconscious is working it's way out onto the page. Of course sometimes it's just artistic flair!

I agree, sometimes I start off knowing what I want to create, sometimes I just see where my mind goes. I find it interesting to see where I end up!!
As for art therapy I think this IS my art therapy

Phizzy I like the page but have no idea what to write on the tab!

Ive been working on some more of mine that were in spaces before the rainbow pages, so Im nearly up to date now.
I love these two although the second one might not be finished yet.

This is just a little bit more work on the other side of the felting which someone (cant remember who) said looked like moss on a tree so its a bit more bark like now, the second page is just a background at the moment but I like how its shiny.

Also Ive added a little bit to my blue page

And more work on ATCs if anyone fancies being sent one for inspiration!
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