Thursday, 13 October 2011

Does it matter?

Thank goodness for journaling! Sometimes days don't quite pan out as you would like them to do they? Yesterday I spent more than two hours in  a bank - yep!and I thought I was just going to pop in and out! I must say by the time I came out I felt so bad I went to my son's shop for a hug!!!
Anyway came home, ate the cake I'd bought(it's ok, I bought one for hubby too!)and began to feel better and no, I'm not getting on the scales today lol!! After a rant and a chill (catching up with Downton Abbey), I began to feel a little calmer so took to my little journals after tea to complete the process!
 This one was started some time ago but I thought I would just add a little to it! This was originally lurid green into which I had stamped but then didn't like it so a few weeks ago I used distress stains and heirloom gold perfect pearls mist to cover it up - the rest is just doodling with sakura pens!
I have had this picture for some time, cut from a magazine and just knew I would use it sometime! The door was an experiment in image transfer onto acrylic paint, the key stamp is new from Lost Coast stamped onto tissue paper dabbed with antique linen distress ink, the other bits and pieces from a scrap box. This background was again another lurid green-whatever was I thinking lol! I went over it with Silkies and then at a later date stamped with various bits and pieces, the latest stamping was the gold lettering (another Lost Coast from Port Sunlight!)I will journal onto this page sometime but wanted to get on with this.....
This was started by being used as a mop up page! The little Lost Coast figure was stamped onto a paper bag, the journaling words were from a freebie sheet, bit of tissue tape, a perfume bottle insert that gives a gorgeous linen look when inked, some scraps and doodles and I began to feel much calmer - thank you journal!

I looked at Dawns blog this morning and she confirmed my idea that sometimes you have to journal your negative thoughts! She has a brilliant challenge at the moment and I'm sure she would love to hear from you!
Off to sort stuff now, would love it you leave a comment, thanks for looking, Chris


Dawn said...

What wonderful pages I love them all and the fist one is just super (negative no I don't think so) feeling on a page yes and such a wonderful release I also LOVE Downton Abby I have the whole 1st series and I think I will be doing the same for this one isn't it good?

Love your other pages too, isn't it great how we can make a change and feel better about a page I love the use of the gold very lush.

Thank you for the link I hope you too will share you obvious journaling talent and join in as well Love Dawn xx

patcrafts said...

Love your pages, all three are so different. That's what journalling is about both positive and negative thoughts and it's a brilliant way to release those feelings. Hope you are feeling better now. I too am always changing the background colours. Must go and have a look at the link. xx

Artyjen said...

Somedays cake just has to be eaten!!! ;)
Great pages going on there.
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

Your pages are professional. Well done you and not a cake crumb in sight...
Hugs Joanne xx

Gez said...

Brilliant pages Chris. Keep on smiling and counting to 10 and sharing MORE gorgeous journaling pages with us ♥

Hope you are well and hubby too.. sorry, it's been a while since I called, life getting in the way atm!

Take care.xx Hope you have a lovely

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous journal pages Chris, love them. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x