Wednesday, 22 August 2012

H is for holiday

Hi there. I wanted to show today my letter H page in my 2012 A-Z Journal.  By this time in the year I was hoping to be at least half way through the alphabet so on letter M or N but I am a little behind.

So H is for Holiday and I used my recent trip to the Lake District with my daughter as inspiration.

The page was  originally a yellow/orangey colour but I wanted to change it to green to match the wonderful scenery of the area,  so I painted the page with every substance I could find on my craft desk; haha Gesso, ink pads, spray inks, masks and coated all that with some Golden Gel Medium (I like the way it gives the page a shine and a flexibility).  Some doodling following Lindsay Ostrum's direction from her book "Creative Doodling for Kids" (yes I know it says for kids but it isn't really there are some fab fonts in there) and stamped and cut out trees - I think the stamp is a Bo Bunny one, as are the Explore and the chevrons.  The Journey awakens the soul is a Tim Holtz one I think.

 These are the next two pages of "stuff" that I accumulated over the few days we were there along with some photos which I made into three photo strips.  Lots of stamping and distressing on these pockets and the letter H is complete in my A-Z Journal.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my work.  Have a great day.
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Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Tracey, I love the pockets and the photos in a strip. xxx

Karen said...

Fab fab fabulous!!!!! I am loving seeing your A-Z progress Tracey. More please :D HUGS xxx

Angelnorth said...

Great pages for H, love the pockets and photo strips!

Dawn said...

Love your page Tracey, it really does justice to the beautiful greens of the Lake District. Your pockets are fab too, I loved peeking at all the holiday goodies you have stashed in them.
Big hugs x x x x

Gez said...

Wow! Gorgeous pages, love the idea of pockets. Fantastic :o))