Tuesday, 5 July 2011

I'm late, I'm late.........


This is the first time I have not completed my calendar journal on time, life has been a bit busy here.  I have n embellished my journal as much as I would have liked, but hopefully now that Regional Day is over, next month's pages should be more interesting.  I have yet to make my July pages, with a bit of luck if the appointment hubby and I have tonight doesn't go on to long (I don't hold out much hope of that!) I might get started.  This challenge was set up by Kate of  the blog Kathyrnwheel, follow the link to see all the journals that are taking part in this challenge.

Kezzy had an appointment at the dentist this morning to plan the next step of her orthodontic treatment, as it didn't take long, I was able to start on my pages for July before going to work.  
As it was Kezzy's Prom on Sunday, I used the colour of her dress and the balloons she came home with as my inspiration.


I prepared the pages with a coat of gesso first.
When dry, I  used these paints, in various shades of blue and applied them with a sponge in a random manner.  Tonight, because the meeting had been postponed until tomorrow evening, I was able to carry on with July.  I sprayed over the pages with Angel Glimmer Mist in Jazz Blue.
I have wanted to break away from square boxes for my journalling, so this month was an ideal opportunity to do so. I cut out stars in white card and outlined them roughly with a fine pen.  Once applied to the page, I dabbed more Glimmer mist with a sponge over them to take the starkness off of them.  Sequin stars were applied randomly over the page.  It was only after I had finished that I realised that the stars are very appropriate for this month - July 4th, Idependence Day in U.S.A.
 Just need now, to start journalling on them.

13 comments:

Kimberly Gruber said...

I don't think your June pages look busy at all, I think they are beautiful. I especially love your letters you used.
Smart idea on the stars for July. I'm getting tired of using sqares...thanks for the inspiration.

Terri Kahrs said...

Your June spread isn't busy -- YOU were busy!!! LOL! Well, I must say . . . . your July is spectacular with all of your glimmery stars! Hope it's a wonderful July for you. Hugs, Terri

Nona said...

Prom, what a great thing to take inspiration from for your July page. A special way to catch a memory.

Lynette (NZ) said...

I love your stars and your June cupcake :-)

Anesha said...

Great pages, love the use of the stars on your July pages!

Anneliese said...

I am addicted to journal keeping - I love yours which I saw here.
I own a travel journal, a working journal, a studio journal, a small drawing journal ............too much, but very entertaining!

Erika said...

Sharne love your birthday girl cupcake and your July starts are fabulous. Now what are we going to do for next month?
Erika.

patcrafts said...

July pages are stunning great idea to get away from the journal squares.

Juls said...

fabulous!!! I love all the added pictures to your June page ... cant wait to see July's all filled out! HUgs Juls

Sharon said...

You had a busy June. I like both calendars. Enjoy filling in all those stars!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I think your June pages are perfect. I don;t see them as busy in the least. I love how you took us through the steps in making your July pages and the wonderful stars you used which are so perfect for this month. Way to go!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, love the stars, and the colour blue is really gorgeous. Well done for keeping up so far - half way through!

McMGrad89 said...

I love the lace on the first page and the stars are wonderful on July. What a great idea.