Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Overflow Overboard!

Ok. Cat outta the bag here -- this journal began because I can't stop making journal backgrounds, so initially I was going to finish it and offer it as blog candy. However, a certain wonderful someone spoke up very early on, encouraging me when I wondered aloud to her if anybody would even want such a pre-prepared journal. I just thought maybe it would be too personal by way of the images and art and colors I chose for anyone to want it! Ever since that moment, when she basically said, 'Heck yea! Who wouldn't want such a journal!' I told her this journal would be earmarked for her. THANKS HOLLY!!!!!!!

I'm about 25 pages from the end, and it has reached the explosion point, where scanning it means I almost have to sit on it to lay it flat. So these may be the last pages I'm able to scan without breaking the book open! Growing. Paint, rubber stamp images, tags, vellum a gift from Sweet Carla!, and 2 of my Romanian flower postage stamps outta my collection! This may be my favorite page in this book, so far. Tibet. The stone Buddha image came out of Smithsonian magazine; the little boy insert was free in a magazine. The Chinese scripted tape was actually used on an order that came to me from China. This is one of those few pages that comes out exactly as I see it in my mind! Fresh. Image was from a free download site, and I tweaked it in Photoshop. Paper and wall paper scraps all from my dear one, Patty. Profile. Basic Grey and scrap papers, all gifts from Patty -- also the images are from one of her collage sheets, available at The Tuscan Rose. Paris tag insert. Lots of little tucks and folds and hidden corners here. Wisteria. Wanted an excuse to use this sheet from a new Basic Grey paper collection called just that, Wisteria! Daytona Beach Blown up copy of a post card, paper scraps (also from the Basic Grey 'Wisteria' tablet), rubber stamp image. Swans. Enlarged photo copy of a vintage post card in my collection. Lifts for journaling beneath. Wonderful. Lumiere metallic paints, paper punch-outs, B&W print of one of my homemade collages, image from Patty at The Tuscan Rose. Luna Memories. The crow template came from a Stampington publication - love it! Synchronicity. Paint, paper (new tablet from Basic Grey called Lime Rickey - way fun patterns!, bought at The Tuscan Rose!), rubber stamp images. That Synchronicity stamp is one I use sparingly - it has SO much meaning for/to me.

12 comments:

Judy C said...

These are beautiful.

cinner said...

Toni, they are beautiful. Holly woould love it and there is none more deserving than she. Thankyou for commenting on my blog. I love your visits. Take Care.

Journey Wildly said...

Holly, you are sure to find inspiration when you share your deepest thoughts within these pages... Congrats to you!!

Toni, Wicked talented. Love your creative eye...

Holly said...

I can't believe you outted my big mouth right here on your blog! LOL Oh, Tony...it's been my delicious secret knowing we'd talked about it, and seeing these pages come up for view. They're all so different, unique, you.

Yet, there is also so much love and consistent intention. Again, so very you.

I am humbled. Honored. In love.

Donna said...

I think its lovely....

I think I might try making a journal.

beth said...

cripes girl...I still just don't know how and when you do all this page making....are you sure you sleep ?

Vale said...

'Afternoon Toni!
I 100% most definitely have to agree with Holly! What a fantastic personal gift a journal filled with backgrounds you have created would make! It would be a cherished treasure for that person, Toni!
Once again your pages are such a pleasure to view and drink in inch by inch.
Hugs from Vale :D

Vale said...

ATTN HOLLY:
Hi there Holly! I am one of Toni's many fans. I just wanted to say to you, isn't she INCREDIBLY talented? I am in awe of her artistic creations and, wow! her writing! She is such a huge huge inspiration to me. Every day I check out Toni's blog in anticipation to see what else she has conjured.
Hello and hugs from one of Toni's fans to another! Vale :D

Kathy said...

FAN-TAB-U-LOUS!! Oh Holly is just BEYOND lucky!!! Great work Toni!

Samantha said...

These are beautiful. You are so talented ~ and I'm with Beth on this one: when do you ever sleep?

Lots of love.

JonesMoore said...

there's something magical about JUST doing backgrounds...this should be a job description 'somewhere'...keep following your passion!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Toni, these are just incredible pages! I think it is a brilliant idea to do journal background pages in a book for someone else to use. I think people should swap books like that more often!!!