Friday, November 27, 2009

Some New Journal Pages

I started a new moleskin journal about a week ago. I thought I would share some of my pages. I always think the first pristine page is the hardest. This time I took a piece of scrap paper I have been using and to blot and mask some other things. I glued that in and just put the word Begin as a starting point. Sometimes that is all you have to do - take the first step.

The young girl and the script are from Paperbag Studios. The other image is an old one from Lost Aussie. I have been playing around with stamping my stamps and then scanning them into my computer and then printing them out. I have gotten some interesting results. This page is exactly that.

I was waiting in line at the store the other day. It was a madhouse. There were two, late twenty early thirty looking, girls in line in front of me. I was reading one of the celeb magazine's while they whispered and chatted. All of a sudden one girl looked at the other and said she could feel her eggs ripening. I decided to do a journal page using that quote.

My mantra!

I incorporated a vintage photo with another photograph that I took to do this spread. It seemed such a good fit. The new with the old.

When I saw this vintage photo of the woman with the whip I knew she was getting control of her life. Some women use their looks and wiles, some their brains, others just have to pull out the whip.

13 comments:

Julia said...

O WOW Elisabeth! What a awesome pages . I looked at them for minutes and I'm so admiring your style here!

ooglebloops said...

I LOVE your new journal- I know what you mean about the first page ......the "eggs ripening" quote just makes me laugh!! You never know what you might come across outside that will be a prompt!!!

Lindart said...

Great idea to scan some stamp images for your journal - I may try that!! much easier to install an image than to stamp it on an uneven surface!

Lindart said...

Forgot to mention your awesome pages! I love the egg quote! And the last one with the girl with the whip - love it!

fromthepines said...

I love these Elizabeth! The vintage look is so me too, Your GROW page is cool too - nice and bright.

Cheryl

Terri Kahrs said...

Each of the pages in your journal are marvelous, Elizabeth! I admire the way you're mixing the "old with the new"; and the "eggs ripening" girls made me chuckle over my morning coffee! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Roberta said...

Elizabeth, I am LOVING your new moleskine journal! Are you using the plain journal? Or the watercolor pages? I love the depth, and the colors in these pages...so beautiful! I want to get mine open and start journaling too :-)

Have a great weekend!
Roberta

Elizabeth Golden said...

Roberta asked me about what Moleskin I am using. I am using the small sketch journal with the lavender wrapper.

Linda L. said...

Inspiring Elizabeth, hope you share more with us. Like the mix.

johanna said...

wonderful journal pages!! my favorite is "she longed for more color..."
hope to see more:))

Trudi Sissons said...

Woops,
I left a comment but I wasn't signed in.
I've forgotten to visit your blog and now remember how fond I am of your beautiful pages and collage work. You have such a gift for composition and for creating color combinations that sing! I sense you've been at this for a long while...maybe a lifetime? Whatever the case, it's you've found your niche haven't you?

pupton said...

Elizabeth, Your journal pages are awesome! I wish I could do that. I guess you have to try before you can do that though. Sigh. Hmmmmm, I can feel my eggs ripening. Oh no, sorry, just a bit of gas!
Pat (pupton58@gmail.com)

I need orange said...

That last sentence is a great quote. :-)