Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Hello again, some more journal pages for you. This is a 365 day journal, normally I wouldn't commit to anything like this, but as this year I turned 40, I wanted to do this diary type journal to commemorate this year. I found this sketch book in the cupboard left over from college years ago. I glued the pages together in pairs for stability, then gessoed each page and stuck down some text.



Then I painted each page with Brusho paints, these are vibrant paints but not heavy, so as you can see the text still shows through.



The next stage is to add dated areas for the journalling. This double spread is for January, I die cut and punched the white shapes, stuck them in and doodled on the date.





Finally the diary entries can go in. Thankfully I have kept a written diary each day so far this year, so I was able to refer back to that picking out one or two things from each day to add into this journal. There will be 12 double spreads like this one, plus a single page for each month too. I haven't decided yet what will go on the single pages, but I think they will be more pictorial and less text.



I am still working from the sofa, see yesterdays post... I have added to my little 'nest' with Basic Grey papers and chipboard which I am using to decorate the little square tin. this will eventually hold a mini book of photos from my son's 21st birthday.


28 comments:

  1. Hi Darcy fantastic journalling. I really must promise myself that I should make 2011 the year for journalling. Hugs Pascale

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  2. Hi Darcy
    what a great idea doing a journal book, it looks wonderful, have a good day, sue,x

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  3. Love your art journaling pages, fantastic. Great idea too. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x x

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  4. Hi Darcy

    your journal looks absolutely fabulous and such a neat idea, think I may try one next year lol.

    Joey.x

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  5. Wow. How cool is that. And how cool that you keep a diary.

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  6. Wow great journal love the colours and your idea with the pages.

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  7. Gorgeous journalling pages!

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  8. wow that is an AWESOME idea - i might join you in that!! but i'll have to start with May/June - have to get a book organised first.

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  9. Your journal pages are looking fab

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  10. Wow Darcy - what a great Journal book - I love it... If I did one - it wouldn't make for great reading this year!!!

    Congrats on turning the big 4-0 this year - my turn in 2011... maybe a journal next year????

    Hope you are well

    Paula x x x

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  11. Love the journal pages, these are such a great idea
    Anne x

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  12. What a fab journal. Alas my 40th was a while ago now so mine would be a history book :-)
    A x

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  13. Totally STUNNING journal pages, have yet to start mine...another one of those things on the to do list LOL

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  14. That is a really fabulous book , the journalling is such a good idea ,would love to do something like this , have a good week

    Becky

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  15. Great idea about the art journal! I always like seeing what people are doing with their journals. Thanks for sharing! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  16. Hi Darcy,
    Your journal book is awesome what a fantastic idea. I love how you've the journaling its just fab...oh yes I love it x x
    HUgs
    Helen x
    PS I have blog candy if you would like to have a go x

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  17. Thanks for the snoop :)

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  18. Delicious journalling - liking it lots :0)

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  19. Great Journalling. Hugs Pam x

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  20. I think this is just brilliant, love it!

    (Lyn))

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  21. Fab book- love all the colours!

    xx

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  22. Darcy your Journal looks fab & you have just answered some of my questions about art journaling... thanks hun :)
    x

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  23. fantastic journal and also love the look of that limecheesecake.
    Linbyx

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  24. the journal pages are amazing

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  25. your journal is absolutely fabulous !

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  26. great journaling idea, love it!!

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  27. Your blog is beautiful. Love the design and artwork and the name. I love shoes too!

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  28. wow there is so much I dont know where to start! I love love love your room, those little bags are to die for and your pages a beautiful and creative!

    hope you have a wonderful week, hugs mandyxx

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