I've just completed my latest journal, this one was another commission. The next one I make will go into my Etsy
shop. We had lovely weather today, a nice sunny 21deg C, roll on summer. The parrots were in a frenzy when I put seed in the bird feeder, see the last photo.
the cover - it's a piece of my felt with stitching added
I use wooden coffee stirrers to mix my paints then I can't bear to throw them out, so they end up in my journals. I'm amazed my Bernina actually stitched through them, (I found that out by accident, but that's another story), previously I've laboriously drilled holes in them then stitched them together by hand.
I stitched some off cuts of my decorated papers together to make a page.
hand made paper from India with a fabric page opposite.
paint, stamps and doodling
painted paper towel on the left, blossoms painted on brown paper on the right
I set up a collection of buttons onto my scanner bed, scanned them in then took the image into Photoshop and added filters, this was the result. I've used it in so many projects, I often change the colour with hue and saturation.
an old book spine and clothing label on the left page, a flower made from a disposable plastic plate, which had been my paint palette, on the right page
more paper off cuts stitched together.
the bird on the left is a king parrot, the one on the right, waiting his turn is a crimson rosella, there were at least half a dozen more in the camellia bush waiting in the pecking order.
Thanks again for visiting and your lovely comments.
I hope to have some more stamps and some necklaces in my Etsy
over the weekend.