Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Pages and packs

We had our sketching group today and had a lovely visitor, Beverley, from Canada. Beverley's visiting her family in South Australia, she reads my blog and emailed me asking if I was holding any workshops this week as she would be in Melbourne. Her visit coincided with our sketching group so she came along. We all had a lovely time chatting and did get a little sketching done. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos amidst all of the talking. I've extended the group to cover mixed media and collage now too so it's a little more versatile.

Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last post. I'm sorry I haven't been able to get around to everyone, but your comments are much appreciated.

I've been busy making some fabric pages for my next journal for Etsy. Elizabeth came for a play day a couple of weeks ago and suggested I might speed up the process by spending a whole day sorting out the fabrics, wools, silks, buttons etc for prospective pages, rather than selecting things as I go. I loved this idea and became so engrossed I ended up with twelve packs. I'm now thinking I might start selling some packs in my Etsy store.







Above are some of the pages for my next journal.






Above, these are just a few of the fabric packs I've put together to make my next pages. I still have to add buttons to some of them.

Be back with more show and tell shortly.


14 comments:

Penney said...

I agree that you should sell some packs on Etsy! I would definitely buy! Love, love, love your work. Very inspirational.

Heather said...

I love your fabric collage journal pages Ro, and what a great idea to create packs in readiness for them. You might find it hard to part with the packs to put them in your Etsy shop - they look so inviting.

MargaretR said...

This is going to be another colourful beauty and I look foreward to see the finished book.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

Wow, I adore your use of color! Such pure and happy colors... and the vibrant combinations are brilliant! HuGGs!

suziqu's thread works said...

Love the idea of these pack pages Ro.They get you organised a bit ahead. It will be hard to keep my finger off the "buy now" button if I see them in your Etsy. Are you going to have any more of those poppy seed heads (?) stamps available in the future?
Hugs,
Suzy

artymess said...

great idea and loving the colour on the journal pages....x

PaperPumpkin said...

I just love your rich colors and textures.

marie said...

what lovely rich color composition! A pleasure for the eyes!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ro,
Oh such Rich colours in these pages.
What ever you make with them will be gorgeous!
Creative hugs,
Anna

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I just love the colours you use Ro, they are so full of life, so vibrant. Great idea to sell the pages in packs, I'm sure they will sell quickly.
lee:)

azirca said...

Delightful cheery hues, they certainly brightened up my dreary rain soaked morning.

Dave said...

Such incredibly fun pieces! Such a joy to look at!!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Love it!
The coordination of purple is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Definitely sell some packs on EtSY!! you will not be able to keep them in stock!! your pages are incredibly luscious!!!

I have been channeling my inner Ro wanna be all week as I am working on a commission book for a friend!! Not sure I will make any money as I have put so many hours into it as I know the recipient but I sure have had fun!!!!