Sunday, October 21, 2007

Funky Art Journal/Birds of a Feather

Funky Art Journal
I've had Traci Bautista's book "Collage Unleashed" for a while. Got it out for a bit of a read (as you do), and it actually motivated me to open up my paint cupboard. Out came the paints, papers and stamps and off I went. I made numerous painted papers, and what fun I had - and what a creative mess I ended up making...... Then out came my handpainted fabrics to make the fabric collage cover. I added strips of fabric and yarn to the spine. This was such a fun project - I intend to try my hand at a few more of these.......


Birds of a Feather
Coming up in November is our school Country Carnival. I used to be the co-ordinator, but it was just soooooo much work as only a couple of us tended to make ALL the items for the stall. So, no more co-ordinating - but I still make items for it. Here are some cute little birds - hope they sell. If anyone has some good ideas for quick and easy items for school fetes - please let me know!!!

29 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

Love that book! Especially that spine- it really sets the book off. And those little birds are darling.

StegArt said...

Oh my gosh Dianne....I'm drooling over your book. Is it wet?? LOL!
Fantastico!

Micki said...

Love the book, your pages are fantastic! And the little birds are darling.

Annica said...

Wow! I love your book! It's amazing!

Vicki W said...

Got my keyboard wet drooling over that book - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Gunnels blog said...

Oh, this journalbook are really really good! Wonderful!

Susan D said...

You've been bitten by the journal bug as well. They're fun to make and I love the rich colours you've used in yours.

arlee said...

Gorgeous! Love the birds as well!
And you may not be able to see the photos on my blog, but i can't read half your entries when they are black on brown,,,,,,,

Elizabeth said...

Your book is glorious!! I love Trci's art I found it so freeing!! The books make great Christmas and birthday gifts! When I made some I mixed in some blank pages to encourage folks to add their own art to it. They were a huge hit.
Your birds are such fun! i am sure that they will sell.
How about making some of the flowers that you put on the fron ot your book, attach to a skewer or some neat twigs and sell in bunches? Like three for ?? Or buy 5 get 6th one free- I think that they could be huge and the best thing is that they wont need water!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Doreen G said...

Great Book Dianne love the colours.

Judi Wellnitz said...

I love the contrast in style between the journal and the birds. The journal cover is just stunning - I love the colors. You really have an eye for color!

Purple Missus said...

What a fabulous journal you have created Dianne, but be warned - they are very addictive :)
Your decorated pages are amazing - I love them.

Shashi Nayagam said...

The journal is beautiful. The pages too. So beautifully decorated. Those birds are lovely and I am sure they will be very popoular.

Janet said...

I'm just drooling over all the color! LOVE that book! And all those pages are gorgeous. The little birds are adorable, too. I'm sure they'll sell.

You have been busy!!

Carol said...

Hia Di, lovely lovely colours and prints and so exiting front cover. Lovely work. I know if your having a lot of younger people at the fete, mobile phone cases go down a bomb, as do covered notebooks, you can buy litle ones in the pound shop over here with hard covers, and you can use up your Traci B kitchen towels for this.I also made a load of the little keep sake boxes that were doing the rounds I have the patterns somewhere, i will look them up. and with the off cuts i made little fabirc keyfobs, we charged 50p each for bits that would otherwise have gone in the bin. Hope this helps.

Jacquelines blog said...

What a great fibrant colours Dianne. It is gorgeous.

Waltraud said...

Your Funky Art Journal is great, so colourful. And the little birds are so funny.Hope you sell many of them.

Susan said...

Hi!
I just wanted to comment about how much I've enjoyed the last several minutes (or more!) catching up with your blog, your family, and you. I've been to London and returned to piles of work...so I've been away from most of the blogs I read regularly. Please forgive me but also know that I loved the comments you posted once tagged (I, too, hate cold weather!) and can totally relate to having birthdays with too many energetic young men (with fire...why do they insist on flammables?) and absolutely loved your book.
Susan

Kim said...

What a fun Funky Journal - colors are wonderful!!

marion said...

Gorgeous journals...I think you've managed to share the inspiration around...I'm certainly inspired!!

linda stokes said...

What a great jounal Dianne, love the cover and the pages too! Traci Bautista's book is one of my favourites.

Carol said...

Love the journal Dianne, and the pages are fab

sammyjo said...

i love the journal it really funky lol and the birds are really cute.

Nikki said...

I love the book. The bright colors and title are perfect. I recieved Traci's book for Christmas last year, but haven't had a chance to play with the ideas. I love the freedom that she encourages.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Dianne - just catching up with you. Love your journal cover, especially the binding, and so glad to see a pink page in there among all those other gorgeous colours! Your little birds will sell like hotcakes I don't doubt it! Val

Judy Scott said...

what a fabulous journal so bright and beautiful, and I love the birdies xxx Judy xx

p.s. I love Carols ideas for making goodies.

Dot said...

I want to 'eat' your journal! I adore the colors and what you have done with it. Amazing art!!

Dot said...

P.S I love your birdies too!

Gata p├║rpura/Nathalia silva said...

All you work is fantastic, and this birds enchant to me!