Sunday, 31 July 2011

I'm keeping up!!!

July has flown by!!  I  got my  August pages ready last week on a cold, grey day, when we were having new windows fitted and I had to keep out of the work men's way.  Although I used blue last month, I wanted my August pages to be bright and sunny, something I haven't seen much of.
 I covered the pages with gesso first and when dry applied Brusho.  As it wasn't vibrant enough, I re coated the pages with acrylic paints cyan and white.  Painted some card letters with golden yellow acrylic and when dry dotted them with Pebo pearl touch dimensional paint.
The sunflowers were cut out from paper napkins and more Pebo paint applied to the centres, when dry I applied metallic rub-on (brown) to the spots.  I have gone back to journalling on squares for this month, and used up some scrap booking paper I already had.
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22 comments:

Nona said...

Your texture detail is wonderful on the sunflowers!

Sandra Hall said...

I like those star shaped journal blocks! And the sunflower images look fab on your August layout.

dianehobbit said...

You had a busy month in July, so lots to record. Hope August doesn't fly by as fast. See you soon.

Anesha said...

Great way to decorate your pages, lovely !

patcrafts said...

Love all your little illustrations on July pages. August looks very sunny and bright the sunflowers are gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful pages, love those sunflowers!!

Laura said...

FAB pages loving the star page and the sunflowers look great xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

I love the star idea you've used and both pages are very colourful

IsaNorris said...

ohhh your July page is fun with all the stars... and I like the start on the August one too

Sam said...

Love the star journal blocks for July and the sunflowers for August are stunning x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely pages for July and August. Where is the year going. I'm afraid I'm already thinking of Autumn, halloween and Christmas. I bought a Christmas item today :o(

Love the dyed vegetarian silk and threads 3rd post down xoxo

Lynette (NZ) said...

Loving those sunflowers :-)

underatopazsky said...

The journal looks brilliant. I love the July stars and also the wonderful glowing oranges for August. it seems such a manageable size as well - no pressure to have to write loads and loads on each space.

McMGrad89 said...

Sunflowers are perfect for August! I love the bright blue of the page.

thekathrynwheel said...

Gorgeous! The sunflowers for august are beautiful :-) Well done for keeping up so far - only five months to go!

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Steph said...

Lovely bright sunflowers. Fab pages x

RuthArt said...

the sunflowers are awesome....I see so many as I walk around my neighborhood and think I may have to plant some next year.
Your pages are fun, neat and full of interest (love that octopus)

Winterwood said...

LOVe your august page! cant wait to see when its finished!

Kimberly Gruber said...

your sunflowers are awesome! My favorite flower..very pretty.

Erika said...

Love the beautiful sunflowers in August and the stars for July are fab.
Hasn't this year flown so far?
Happy crafting, Erika.

Eileen said...

Love the star calendar....how fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's much appreciated!