Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOYWW wk60 ...I'm a happy Bunny

Can you see me dancing??? No of course not …well you can imagine me doing so instead... sorry but its not a pretty sight. The reason for all this out of character behaviour ????… my Mojo came back and I got myself all painty and inky. What fun I had …I actually managed to create a cover for my journal …not sure what sort of Art Journal it will become but who cares …its better when I just go with the flow and see what develops…what lights the imagination …what catches my eye for inspiration.

I am so happy that I actually have something arty/creative to blog about on WOYWW 60 …so here goes …..my working area after my creation was finished.... still quite tidy for me.

And a close-up of the said creation


The colours I chose were inspired by seeing the wonderful water shots that ’Peter the Potter’ had posted on his blog.

I am so pleased that I have been creative, after such a long artistic drought, that I am going to share the fun journey I had.

This cover was created in several layers needless to say…first … four shades of blue paint quickly followed by a few cream and a green dabs, When dry I pulled out a piece of trusty bubble wrap and played with the paint again…using the wrap as a stamp. While it dried yet again, I fished out all the T.H distress inks and rescued from the bin, a strip of card that DD had punched out butterflies from. I used this as a stencil and discreetly placed 3 butterflies in the area of the bubble printing….you probably wont find them as they too are small and blue but they are there lol . Next came a small flourish mask of T.H and some inking around the edge …followed by a coffee while everything dried again. Later I went back and rummaged for stamps …what a difficult choice but I went with the first ones to catch my eye …. 2 Paper Artsy ones and one of TH’s. …and that was it.

No I haven’t used any 3-D bits or pasted paper on …maybe its only 98% finished then … I do have a few other thoughts but to all intense and purposes… its finished…hope you like it.

I am praying that Mojo is here to stay for a while and didn’t just pop in for a visit.

I will visit as many of you as my back permits over the next few days ...bare with me

Take Care xx

67 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I'm first to gaze on your splendid mojo busting return! Wow Angie, go with the flow really works for you - such a lovely cover, it surely will be a great way to 'advertise' the insides. I can just see one butterfly shape...with my interrogation bulb and glasses...no, kidding! I know you haven't had a WOYWW for a while, but who cares, it's been lovely to see you taking part and visitng anyway...the desk is really not the point at all, huh!

joey said...

Hi Angie

WOW this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous detail I love those colours.

Joey.x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's gorgeous Angie I love it ;-)love the bubble wrap stamping, thought you'd used a stencil. I've been hunting for the butterflies without much success, I thought I did spy one hehe. So glad your mojo's back, happy creating :-)
Anne xx

Sid said...

Love the book and your space !!

Anne said...

Oh my - that is beautiful! The colours are absolutely gorgeous, and I adore all the texture on it. Bravo!

Handmade with Love said...

Hey Angie you have got your mojo back haven't you! That cover is stunning! Love the colours you have used too! Tracey x

Peter said...

That's really splendid, I am thrilled to see you all creative again and enjoying it. Lovely work, and nice for me to see that the water photos have helped someone too.

You might end up inspiring me to dust off my paint box, and to gather together my poor old brushes, and do something with paint and paper again. To be honest, it has been such a long time for me since I last painted, I'm actually a bit scared to have a go again! Actually having fun making a book cover could be a great way to get me started, and it would be exciting thinking what could go in the book too! What is going in yours?? :)

Heather x said...

oh the journal looks so lush! great colours hun :)
*hugs* Heather x

Arkansas Patti said...

Nothing better than the return of a lost "mojo". Where those rascles go to is a mystery to me but they do enjoy a vacation now and then.
Love your cover and see Peter's influence.
Keep that mojo busy.

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your journal looks amazing love all the colours and the stamped images are just perfect for it.

Helen said...

Well done, it looks fab - good to see you back crafting again, lets hope your mojo stays!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Angie...this is sooooooooooo PERFECT!!! I adore it!!!

Yay for the Mojo return....if you find mine can you send it across the seas...I have no desire to create a thing!!! :-(

Love all those colors and the paints are AWESOME!!! Keep going my sweet friend...you are on a ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

I am doing the happy dance with you ... that journal cover is absolutely delicious and I am sooooooo pleased your MOJO is back and fighting fit by the looks of things X

Cardarian said...

Hi Angie!

Love your lovely journal cover - I have been hunting for a stamp that looks like your bubble wrap stamping but it never occured to me to do it with bubble wrap! How clever are you! He, he glad your mojo is back - I can now steal your ideas!
Lovely post - really enjoyed it!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Kathleen said...

Love those colours and the detail

Twiglet said...

Your cover is really lovely - so glad you have your mo-jo back!!

Darcy said...

great cover Angie, so,so glad your mojo came back, and just in time for woyww. Bubble wrap works so well, have you tried wallpaper too. Get some really thick embossed wallpaper samples, add the paint, lay on your paper and press down or use a brayer you will get some great prints.

Tracy Evans said...

I am so pleased your mojo has returned and you have had some fun getting inky. Love your journal cover, its lovely and so are the colours you have used too. Tracy Evans x

Pam said...

Love the journal cover beautiful colours. Hugs Pam sx

Sue said...

Hi Angie
gorgeous book,luv the colours, have a great day,sue.x

Carmen said...

Oh Angie it's gorgeous and it really doesn't need all the 3D embellishment. I really love it. Way to come back with a bang!

When you get time you should consider an Alicia Burke class - you have such a flair for all the layering up techniques that she teaches.

BTW - you are spot on. I am feeling so much happier in myself the past few weeks. I feel like the real me is starting to make herself known. I'm so happy that it's showing too. Your day out sounded fabby - I would have done exactly the same ;)

Nancy said...

Love your inky creation, and thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. Yes my Blythe does come out for photoshoots!!

Thanks for sharing your lovely space

KS

Sarpreet said...

thank you for sharing your desk - fab desk it is, love your altered notebook, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments,

kath said...

loved seeing your crafty space today angie and lock up Mr Mojo..he has a habit of going walkabout...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Lizzybobs said...

lovely desk and lovely stash - thanks for sharing this week - lv Liz

angeleef said...

Oh that journal looks absolutely amazing! I'm so glad you got your mojo back (especially if almost every other 'workdesk' seem to have gone out on vacation this week)
Have a nice evening
** Evi **

jude said...

So glad yuour mojo returned from it's holiday!Your journal is beautiful love the colours and image is fab!have great evening
hugs judex

Bettythebaglady said...

How lovely and painty and pretty. My fave bit is the left corner with the splodgy plants and when I say left I mean right. Will try to get back to you on glue but am tripping off for two whole days to look at moggies (well Maine Coons actually-so not really moggies) with little sis and nephew and niece). Doing the Aunty Betty bit but not coming back with a pussy cat. My pet days are over. Hugs Bettyxxx

Serendipity (Christine) said...

That is so creative, love it :-)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The cover is gorgeous and I love the colours.

xx

Spyder said...

Fabulous that your mojo is back and I love your cover, love the colours, I really must get a watch stamp they really are very impressive, and I can see that you had great fun making it!!
Have a Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

ikki said...

Just lovely - well done - so pleased you are back crafting. ikki x

Morning's Minion said...

That is a lovely journal cover.
If I were going to indulge in another craft, you could almost convince me to do this sort of thing.
But, what a mess the cats and I would make.

Serendipity Stamping said...

A lovely journal, just my style of liking. Oh my I am a cat person and am glad this little cutie didn't show up at my door as I too would have had a tough time not keeping him.

Cardarian said...

He, he yes, that box is full of sweeties! Isn't crafting fun if you you have a bit of sweetness on the side????
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely journal - have fun adding to it! glad your mojo has returned now - its horrible when it goes isnt it!

Cath said...

Love the colours, will have to try the bubble wrap painting.

Cathx

Phree said...

Fabulous journal cover, you have a lovely crafting space.

Wendy said...

glad you have your mojo back. great cover

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm thrilled for you! And the journal cover will inspire you for the inside pages i'm sure! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Wipso said...

So glad your mojo is back. Your work this week is really stunning.
A x

Jingle said...

YAY!!! Happy Return of the Mojo!!! your journal is beautiful!

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Angie, bit late.l ove your journal what lovely colours. Glad you got your mojo back Hugs Jo xxx

Ann said...

I'm late again, but well worth the visit! What a beautiful journal cover. Very creative. Well done you.

vix24 said...

Ohhh that journal looks lovely!
Glad the mojo has returned!

Minxy said...

glad your mojo returned, and with style too, your journal is super, but that desk is way too tidy for an after crafting shot, you sure you didn't put stuff away b4 taking the pic lol

Doone said...

really beautiful cover - i think you have certainlt found your mojo

Neet said...

Great creation - I love getting messy so glad your mojo came back.

Kate said...

The journal looks fab and I see you have been stencilling throught the waste from your ounched butterflies - will have to try that!

** Kate **

Biskit said...

That's one stunning cover Angie! Can't wait to see more!!!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Gorgeous notebook & yey on the Mojo!! Funny I just said yesterday to my mum hello Mr Mojo after I decorated a love chipboard album!! Helen x

Tracey said...

wow that is a stunning journal cover. So pleased you found your mojo and it came back big style.

Sory this is late but better late than never. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

tracey

Rosie said...

Ain't it a COMPLETE PAIN when your creativity goes missing? It's like having one arm removed ...

Loving these covers and can't wait to see the rest of the journal.

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, gorgoeusly divine art hun...am doing a jig here to celebrate your Mojo coming home... how is the back hun? Hope the pain is better now x

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous journal cover Angie - love the colours, the bubble wrap stamping and that clock face :) Here's to your mojo staying around for the inside pages :)

Linda said...

Your art journal cover is beautiful! Great colors! Thanks for sharing your work space. :)

Lisa said...

Dear Angie, thank you for such kind comments on my blog, wishing you well and loads of crafting time too.

all my love

Lisa (from lisa-with-me-lisa)

xx

Anneliese said...

Hurrah it's back :D ... glad to hear your having fun x
Your art journal cover looks gorgeous, loving those colours ! Skippy dance around the room for the return of the MOJO ! :o) xx

minnie_mac said...

Absolutely love this, Angie. Colours and stamping are beautiful.

Marilyn

Chrissie said...

Said creations looks fabulous!
I'm in awe!
Chrissie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know how late I am this week, but I was glad I made it by to see your mojo has returned. and, it's so good to see you back. I've missed you. I love the cover of that journal, too. Cool colors to take our minds off the heat. Happy belated WOYWW.

Alix said...

oooh that looks lovely...and like a lot of fun to create!

Claireliz said...

Glad your mojo is back & your journal cover is lovely :)
C
xx

Debsg said...

That darn mojo!! It came back with avengence! Great post.

itsamistry said...

That's a lovely journal and I'm glad your mojo is back - it hurts when its gone doesn't it? Going with the flow does wonders for the creativity.

Anita

Emilie said...

This is great that you gotyour mojo back! and this cover is fab!

Myzdamena's World said...

Totally beautiful! I'm glad your mojo came back!

xxx