Sunday, 2 September 2012

Art Journalling at The Craft Barn

When I spotted this challenge over at The Craft Barn I just knew I had to join in. I found this old Minute Book at work that was heading towards the bin, no way was that going to happen, this was going to become my new journal!!!
This is a recycled, recycled book as it started life way back in 1933, and was re-used in 1992 to keep records of a friendship group at work.
Now in it's third phase of life, it's had pages glued together, lashings of acrylic paint added and my first two pages have now been completed.
"My garden misses my Mum as much as I do". We would work in the garden together and I have fallen so far behind with it all, it's a jungle out there at the moment, thanks to the rain and warm weather. Next weekend, no matter what the weather does, it's wellies on time!!!!! Elizabeth xxx


15 comments:

Rainbow Lady said...

What a fab book to make into a journal... and what lovely pages. You will be hooked now xx

inkypinkycraft said...

this is a beautiful way to make a journal, love the colours you have used on this piece! trace x

Rita said...

What a fabulous book Elizabeth. Now you have made it your own and I will look forward to seeing some further pages as you go along. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Beryl said...

What a brilliant way to keep this very old book in use. Fab pages. I hope you'll keep us up to date with the pages as you go along.
Beryl xx

Karin said...

beautiful colors and a nice book you used!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous spread

Janet said...

What a lovely new project! Well done you, saving that old worn out book. You have done your Mum proud.

Janet xx

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful! looks like you had lots of fun creating those two pages.
Thanks for entering the challenge
Izzy

Kay Carley said...

Looks great!! xx

Samantha Elliott said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and well done for breathing new life into a fabulous book!
xx

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful spread, fab design. Annette x

Scrapmate said...

What a meaningful journal.

coco said...

I love your page that inspires me dream, and so beautiful colors !

Craftyfield said...

Fun and summery pages, lovely !

NETTI said...

Love the way you have used colour on these pages and to reuse an old book like that is great.
Your sentiment is so touching and says so much in the one phrase.