Thursday, 3 November 2011

October over, November new

There was I, all set to show you my new pages when I realised I hadn't taken a photo of October's pages and it was too dark to take any photos 'til today.
This is for Kate Crane's 365/2011 journal challenge. I am amazed that I've kept up with this, but like lots of others I really enjoy doing it! 
Here is how November's pages started, I was thinking 'fireworks' and just started by smooshing in distress inks in black soot, faded jeans and dusty concorde then a quick spray with Perfect Pearls mist -blue smoke, then splashed a water brush over the end of some NeocoloursII to make splashy fireworks. I then ran the brush over the page in swooshes. When it was dry I rubbed some black soot ink around the edge.
I then chose some bright papers stamped with a little snowy, starry stamp from Hobbyarts using a Big and juicy pad.
It was only as I started to stick the papers down that I started to recite the old rhyme, Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot...and thought that Remembrance day should have place in these pages, especially as we have a special date 11.11.11. 
Hence, along with the stickles fireworks I have Mort with a poppy!

It looked a bit empty so I drew in some silhouette houses

 Had to use the computer for the words as when I was writing it  I made a spelling mistake,he'he!!Two identical words and I make a mistake....
I'm still busy trying to sort the 'stuff' we seem to have collected over the years and I'm almost ready for the boot sale on Sunday(thank goodness it's indoors as the forecast isn't good) I know that is by no means all we have to sort - I've only been looking for potential boot sale items recently. Meanwhile there is no news on the flat front, just waiting for paperwork to be completed.

Will try to get back soon with some more of what I've been up to, meanwhile I hope to get to have a peep at how others see November. Thanks for looking, Chris


patcrafts said...

Love your pages especially the November ones, Mort is just so cute with his poppy, good thinking there. Good luck with the car boot sale.xx

MollyGirl said...

i love your calendar pages! what a great idea!

i gave you a cute little award over at my blog. check it out and pass it on if you like! :-)

Anonymous said...

This is great, I love the whole effect! Dianne.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love how you are creating your journal pages ~ Lovely ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey ) and A Creative Harbor

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love your glittery firework touches :-)

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, what wonderful pages. I still really love the background you did for October :-)
November is looking fabulous - the bright squares really pop against your background. Loving Mort with his poppy!
Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far. Can you believe we are almost there?! Kate

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Chris, both sets of pages are great. Think November's are very clever, love Mort and the houses :-)
Anne x