May 4, 2010

Another journal

I'm jetting off to Fuerteventura next Saturday for a week of R & R, (volcano permitting) so I made a special journal just for the trip.











 I painted lots of pages in pastel colours and used one of Tim's new dies to decorate a few edges. A few pages were embossed  with Cuttlebug folders and I added a few borders, but it's mostly blank, ready for lots of scribbling and stuff-sticking. All the coffee shops in Corralejo are bars as well, so I can see my doodling becoming more erratic, as I try to get round them all....










The pages are  all cut from watercolour paper and I've left a few blank for my feeble efforts at painting. My suitcase will be full of artystuff and books to read, good job it's warm I won't need too many clothes!
I sort of made the cover, but I'll probably add stuff to it later, depends what interesting things I find. Note that it includes some of my wobbly stitching - more practice needed, I think.........

 I'll blog some of it when I get back.
Roll on May 8th!!

19 comments:

  1. Great journal! Have a great time.

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  2. I totally love your journal!! Very cool how you added different types of papers and colors in it already. Hmm, must give this a try some day... Have a nice trip!!

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  3. Penny this is scrummy!! the cover is gorgeous and the inside is already fab with the colours and textures, can't wait to see what you add to it all!!
    Hope the volanic ash disappears and lets you go, enjoy the rest and relaxation, and especially the pub crawls!!! :)

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  4. You are so organised! Great journal. Lynne M x

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  5. Beautiful journal, and very organised having one ready for your trip. Have a great trip. Love the edges using the Tim Holtz die too. Tracy Evans x x

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  6. eeeeeeeeeee, I bet you can't wait to fill that Pen - it's just asking for it. (and going on your trip too of course LOL)

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  7. stuff sticking in a bar in a warm country...sounds fab to me!!! have a relaxing time :)

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  8. Penny this is stunning. I love your fabulous cover and can't wait to see how you fill your pages. Got my fingers crossed that your flights won't be affected by the ash cloud and you have a marvellous time. :o)

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  9. Your journal is lovely. I hope you have a great holiday x ps I love wobbly stitching as its the only sort I can do

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  10. It's fantastic Penny, & the wobbly stitching just adds to its charm! Have a wonderful holiday!
    Alison x

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  11. Love the journal. I'm hoping to make one ready for my trip to Morocco in July.
    Enjoy our hols, x

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  12. Fab journal, I love all the little details you have added xx

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  13. I'm really enjoying looking at your journals! just wow!

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  14. I just love your journal. I love travel journals. Have a wonderful journey!

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  15. hope you had a great time, looing forward to seeing (if we are allowed) how this journal evolved

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  16. I just love your journal and the stitching looks excellent to me! I just got my brand new sewing machine in the post today. My hubby got it for me as a surprise ;-)))) It was great seeing you again at the AJ2. Hope to see you again in June! ;) x

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  17. I'm appreciate your writing style.Please keep on working hard.^^

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  18. Pen this is brill - you must show what you did with it ;-) I just love the cover

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  19. I saw this posting ages ago and loved the journal. You inspired me to buy the die which cuts the curly edges and I am very pleased with it.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I loved those colours even though they were not meant to be.
    Best wishes
    Sue xx

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