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2 March 2017

#365Challenge.... February!!

Here are all the pages for February in one picture packed blog post - you might want to get a cuppa before you sit down... :o)

I'm simply going to show you the pages and give some background information/explanation on a few of them - when I think/hope it might be helpful to you in some way...


Here we go:

The pages in this book are 6x8inches, the book is an upcycled atlas I bought in a charity shop aaaaages ago (and according to the inscription on the front page is the property of the 'Geography department, South East Essex Sixth Form College'! lol)





 





Gelli printed page + stencilled flowers (PS055) + small flowers (JM49) in Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint.







This page was created from a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper....
I really like the starburst effect but really couldn't use the cowboy illustration (!!) but I didn't want to waste the background, so I started thinking of ways to cover it up (still only using things from the stash)
I liked how the doily covered pretty much everything but the sparkly burst still shows from underneath which is what I wanted...
 Panel of paper added to cover the word 'cowboy' and another smaller one to stamp the date onto

 Then I realised that the whole page looked better rotated 180degrees - allowing for the binding holes and also for the other elements that I was planning on adding...
 The strips of music score running under and over the patterned strips help tie everything together (stops them 'floating'), the bird is die cut from a gelli print (there are lots of those in my workroom! lol) and the branch is a die cut (Tim Holtz/Sizzix). The phrase is from JOFY15.







and not a cowboy in sight! lol



 I've 'rediscovered' my spirograph! can you tell! (its cropping up on several pages this month)

This page was created by taking a clean-up gelli print, stencilling on top with  PS056 (using Snowflake Fresco Finish) and adding words from Emma Godfrey's EEG17 & 14



The question in the Flow calendar for the 22 February (yes, I'm still considering those questions when I make my pages) was 'Who knows you the best?'... well it has to Matt, my husband... but, he's not overly keen on having his photo taken so I disguised his face by writing over his photograph - I really like the way this looks and I think it works really well (& I think printing the page in black and white helped too)
lol, yep more spirograph! lol  I should clarify - this isn't the kit I had as a child. This is one I bought relatively recently (probably in The Works) - it came with an activity book - the book has long gone but I am making full use of the kit that was attached to the front!

Question for day 24 was 'does wisdom come with age?' hhhmm I hope so! but I also think that you should keep on learning, keep trying new things... learn something new every day - however big or small.





Phew... another month finished... 59 down, 306 to go.....

I'm still enjoying creating these pages - March's book is 5x7 inches in size and landscape!  oh yes.. another small challenge- most of my stamp designs are portrait ie tall rather than wide so working landscape might be a bit of a challenge but that is what this year long project is all about - goal setting and learning something along the way..,

Thanks for stopping by.

Jo

8 comments:

  1. you could always turn March round... loving the look at February's pages, what beauties you created - love the one where you wrote over Matt's photo!

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  2. So much gorgeousness!!! Xx

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  3. I love each and every one and just when I think I can pick a few faves, something else is next in line. Fantastic work and thanks for sharing such inspirational eye candy Jo. Will be revisiting me thinks! xx

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  4. some fab pages Jo, can't pick a favourite - I really need a spirograph, used to love the one I had as a kid. xx

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  5. Thank you for sharing... beautifully done! I love how you used infusions for #25 and #27. Would you provide more details on what you used for #25 for the circles... and the stamp?

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    1. Hi Diane, thanks for your comment.. I'll add a blog post with details of how I created page #25, watch this space :o)

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  6. A wonderful collection Jo. Some great designs, knowing me I would have kept the cowboy! Xx 😬

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  7. Jo, this is Oh So Fabulous!!!!!!!!! Totally, totally love it!!!!!!!!!

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