Wednesday, 1 December 2010

WICKED STUFF ...

This is one of my painted background pages - I still find the chalky feel of them a bit difficult, but am gradually getting comfortable with this medium. Well its just too versatile to ignore isn't it? I love pink and green, so some of my offcuts of scrapbook paper came in handy to provide a border for this page. In case you were wondering, the artistically torn bits aren't actually deliberate - I glued some motifs to the page and then decided I didn't like them, so ripped them off! The effect this left behind was quite nice really!

I'd been listening to a piece on Radio 4 which was discussing wickedness and deadly sins and so on, which had got me thinking about telling lies. Sadly I concluded that I was a simply dreadful fibber because it wasn't possible to be anything else unless you were prepared to go around hurting people all the time. And I'm not!
I just LOVE the pink boots I found to illustrate the concept of "trampling" and managed to squeeze a pinky Artchix lady in the corner too. The printed words are more of my cuttings out from magazines - I love to do that, its amazing what comes out when you try and put cut out words like this together.
And I finished it all off with some stamped flowers and drawn foliage. For once I didn't feel the need to fill every available corner (although sometimes I do go back and write some more on a page ages after its 'finished'). There hasn't been nearly enough time for journalling lately - got things on my mind which have distracted me. That's a shame because really I should be using my journal to reflect on what's going on in my life .... well I would if only there was time!!

7 comments:

Twiglet said...

I love to see how you build up your lovely pages Rosie!

Muckypup said...

Another fab page Rosie! I do love your stuff :)

Sandra Hall said...

Oh I do so agree that it is a 'struggle' to be utterly truthful! But I will know NOT to ask you if my bum looks big in this... x x

JaneH said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me... I can look at a pair of shoes and think 'eh!' and you look at it and put it on your art journal page and it looks made for it!!!

Beautiful page! I like the sentiments too.

Tess said...

I love this journal page. The colors are wonderful together. Yes, strictly telling the absolute truth all of the time can be hurtful. I am now at the stage of trying to teach my granddaughter that saying everything she thinks is not always a good idea. Little white lies are ok once in a while, but not often. I tell her to think Be kind and then answer or stay quiet. I love the flowers you made on your page.

Ophelia said...

I really love your journal pages Rosie! Thanks for showing the step by step. I just love seeing them from the beginning.

alexa said...

I love the effect of the torn-off bit! And am an admirer of your handwriting too.