Cath's theme - The Year You Were Born
I had great fun making these pages about 1971, the year I was born. I was so inspired by this theme that I have decided that when I get a chance I will make a minibook for myself based on this year. I journalled about various things from that year such as tv shows, fashion, films, toys etc. I also included a baby photograph of myself on a small tag.
Heather's theme - Inspirational People
For this theme I chose to journal about J. K. Rowling as she is such an inspiration to many. She has inspired a love for reading in so many children.
Carol's theme - Indulgences
I made a "wheel" using an old CD on the right hand page. It turns to reveal different indulgences that I have..........and of course chocolate and shopping were two!!
Gwyneth's theme - Poems and Quotes
I love the simplicity of chinese proverbs, many of them make me chuckle so I knew instantly what I wanted to do for this theme. I made my own backgrounds for the proverbs by painting and stamping paper with shades of aqua and terracotta paints. I printed the proverbs on to vellum and attached to the backgrounds. Two of the squares were folded origami style and open up to reveal more sayings.
Diane's theme - Memories
I chose to journal about a special family holiday we had in 2006 to Florida with my husband's immediate family. The main photo opens out to reveal hidden journaling.
Jennie's theme - Fairies, Fantasty and Folklore
I really panicked at this theme and didn't have a clue what I was going to choose as my theme let alone make! However it all came together once I started, and ended up being one of my favourite entries as I had so much fun making it. Living on the coast I decided to choose mermaids as my theme. I made the left hand page a canvas building up lots of collage with driftwood, glitter, beads and sparkly mesh. I stamped the mermaid and coloured using pencils. I made her tail with layers of fantasty film and silicone. The right hand page has a shell that I printed on to card and decorated with a mermaid made totally from fantasty film. I printed a piece about Mermaids and folded it up and adhered to the shell so that it unfolded when the shell was opened.
Nina's theme - Rainbow Showers
I was second last to get Nina's CJ and the colours I would have probably picked had already been chosen so I decided to journal about the colour orange. I used techniques that I learned from Dyan Reaveley at Scrapaganza to make little chipboard tiles using orange. I also used four photographs that were predominantly orange. The left hand page was made using ribbons and buttons to represent the sun's rays. I printed on to a quarter circle tag some facts about the colour orange.
Sue's theme - Passions
Well, what else could I journal about but CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!! This ended up being another of my favourite pages. I just love the papers I used.
I shall leave you with my favourite chinese proverb.
"You can only go halfway in to the darkest forest, then you are coming out the other side.