lauantai 28. helmikuuta 2015

Here comes the sun!

It is so enjoyable to feel the light as the days get longer and longer! I am posting this sunny spread in my altered book for the Stampotique Designers challenge (bring me sunshine) and the SimonSaysStamp Monday and Wednesday challenges (anything goes on both of them).

The altered book I've been working on has a spinner on the front cover, so I had a niche with a turning screw and nut on this first spread. I pondered between clockfaces and different turning images and planned to make a RAK spread with different acts of kindness radiating from the niche and an arrow attached to the nut (= it would randomly point at different options) so I painted the spread in yellow already some weeks ago and kept working on the rest of the book. This resulted in a pile of underpapers obviously waiting to be used for collage! Here is a picture of the spread with only the tree trunks. The ones on the right have been sewn along the edges, the one on the left is on a thick block of pages, so the sewing effect is actually from a happy "print" on the underpaper.

I stamped some little birds started arranging leaves on the trees. As I built the collage I started liking the scene and became cautious about my original idea of journaling around the niche. I built a blue sun (after all, my ground is pink and the sky is yellow...), and decided to give up on the RAK idea for now. I like this spread, it looks happy and bright, as if it was from a childrens book (remember Eric Carle?) and there is space for the arrow and journaling if I want to add it later on.

5 kommenttia:

  1. Lovely journal spread! Thanks for joining in with my challenge on Stampotique this week.

  2. Bring on the sun! Your journal pages were bright spot in a gloomy gray wintery day here. Beautiful pages! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. This looks beautiful! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Beautiful Kristina, a lovely sunny page! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

  5. Awesome page! WOW
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen