Friday, 13 July 2012

THIEVES AND ROBBERS!

 
Here's a page that might make you laugh - it did me, I was chuckling all the time I was making it!.  Sometimes my pages are about big, important things, and sometimes they're not - at least this subject is important to me, but not of life-changing importance generally, except to me!  This may be a complaint that some of you recognise - known to me as Menopausal Brain Death, but also called Pregnancy Brain by my younger sisters of the woolly headed sorority.
This page began with my box of magazine clippings - I get it out and rummage through and see what tickles my fancy.  On this occasion it was the word "thieves" and the wanted poster ... so I began by sticking them down and then the writing around them just flowed from there ...
You can see how I start the lettering with quite basic writing and then go back and embellish it, making each line thicker and giving the letters curly bits.  I also began the background by colouring around the lettering with the broad nib end of my Promarkers - I like the effect this gives of leaving a white edge around the letter.

Then I got absorbed in what I was doing and forgot to take any more pictures, so this is the finished result.  Like I say I was laughing the whole time I was doing it - at least I think I was, but can't quite remember ...
If you are experiencing the same problems you have my profound sympathy ... perhaps we should start a club?  That would work if any of us could remember to turn up, or where to find the website?

11 comments:

Carol Q said...

I'm glad it's not just me Rosie. It comes and goes luckily so I'm not like it ALL the time. Great page!

Henny said...

hihi, but it ended in a really great page. We have a word for something so beautiful: Toppie! (and it's dutch ;-))

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love the way you construct a page and this one is terrific, just wonderful

alexa said...

So witty! And I empathise - these last three weeks I have been in a daze, and wonder if mine own grey matter has gone forever! I admire so much your ability to just start and create - and cover the page so seamlessly with the yellow! Mine'd be streaky and a mess ...

jaine the basement gal. said...

I have fluffy brain syndrome all the time and it drives me mad. I love how you made your page and reading your process. You've inspired me to get my journal out for a play. Thanks

cardesque said...

I sooooo know where you are coming from! Fab page, I love seeing how you put these together.

Karenliz said...

So funny! My brain thinks menopause is time to head on vacation to pause and look at men! I hope it comes back!

Barbara Hagerty said...

These are quite possibly the most brilliant journal pages of all time! LOVE them, Rosie!

roc said...

i can totally relate!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, how I can empathise with this... lol. Great stuff and really made me giggle but sometimes it's not funny, is it? It's just plain scary!!! xxx

Linda said...

This is so you.....funny and inspiring.
Makes me feel much better to know that you suffer from this affliction too; so glad I'm not alone :-)
xx