Thursday, 6 October 2011

HOPING FOR GOOD NEWS ...

I made this page in revolt after watching a resolutely gloomy news bulletin which left me wondering why good stuff wasn't being reported? My Beloved adores that "Extreme Makeover" TV programme because its all about good things happening, people helping their friends and neighbours, and lives generally being turned around for the better. There's a lot of it out there but you never hear about it ....
I began by laying down waves of colour using my water soluble crayons, and adding some stamped and coloured images. Don't ask me why these particularly wacky images - no real reason I just like them! Then I added the words "good news" in the middle of the page and began to write around them.
And it sort of just went on from there - I leave spaces where they seem to need to be, or draw things in them if not, it just grows really. Most of the colour apart from the background here is done with my Promarkers.
This will be my last post for a couple of weeks because I'm off on my travels again - to Greece this time. Yes I do know that I've just come back from Florida (and its not ideal to be go away again so soon, honest), but if you're thinking "lucky thing" stop right there! The downside is that I'm going in order to keep my sister company, and she is bossy. Very Bossy. Nuff said .... wish me luck and pray that I keep my temper!

14 comments:

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

LOL I still envy you. Good luck with your bossy sister ;-)

Karenliz said...

Great journal page! Good luck with your sister. I hope you get a day to yourself to enjoy Greece! Have fun.

Ali said...

Gorgeous page. Love the colours and the quirky stamps. I hope you have a nice time in Greece and not too much stress from your sister.

roc said...

good luck with your trip. sometimes family isn't always the easiest - but perhaps this time you will encounter a kinder and gentler sister. love your journal work!

Traceyr said...

I have a sister like that too. Hope you manage to have a lovely time.

Your journal page is fab and I agree wholeheartedly with it's sentiment.

:)

alexa said...

So I guess the good news is that you get to go to Greece and the bad news is that there's a bossiness to bear! Love your bright page - the little figure has Attitude.

thekathrynwheel said...

Ha ha! Good luck :-)
Great journal page. Your lines of colour always look so good.

Sue said...

Love the page - enjoy Greece (desperately jealous here - even having to contend with bossy person)

Renee Stien said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

muriel said...

Hello! Love your page and your wacky stamps. Where are they from? Wish you a nice stay in Greece in spite of a bossy sister.

Theresa said...

It's been fun catching up with your delightful blog today Rosie:)

Becca said...

I love this journal page!
Hope you take some photos to share with us on your trip to Greece!

Beacee said...

Another great page - so inspiring. hope the trip goes well.

Ellen said...

Hi Rosie, I just found your blog surfing around. I love your work, I hope I'll be as good as you some day.

Ellen
Netherlands