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Sunday, 9 June 2013

shabby journal pages

Hello friends
Hope you are all good
WOW its been a beautiful week here.....
the sunshine is so good for lifting the soul!
Hope the sunshine has been shining with you!

These last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind.....
After a trip of a lifetime to NYC with my family,
 life is slowly beginning to return to normal ....whatever normal is lol
Ive been sooo busy catching up 
and Yes I have to admit I've been suffering from the holiday blues......BIG TIME
So to take my mind off feeling blue I decided to create
some journal pages in my Dylusions journal in a shabby/ vintage style.....
I used lots of layering with old text pages from vintage books,  gesso and distress stain (Walnut stain)
I added lots of Tim Holtz Idea-logy mixed with some of my own vintage finds
The remnant rub-ons are perfect to add to idea-ology!
The images are from Tim Holtz Paper stack Lost and found

Here's another page with the quote "Not all who wander are lost"
I used gesso, distress stains, dylusions (melted chocolate) , tissue tape and cheesecloth
I added rusty wire and an old rusty key
The tag was distressed in Walnut stain ink and I added more of the 
remnant rub-ons randomly to the tag.

I had to stop  myself adding more to the pages 
You know when you read a book and you just cant put it down??
Well I have the same problem with journalling 
I tend to phaff about a lot.....tempted to add more..... more...and more!
In the end I decided to hide my journal under the chaos of my desk but
I'm sure It will break me and I will add just a little more lol

As always feel free to leave a comment
I really do appreciate you passing by
Have a really fabulous week
Kaz 
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51 comments:

  1. Oh I wish I could come play in your shed, or any workshop you do - I love your style so much and these journal pages are to die for, Thanks for dropping by my blog xxxx

    Rock on!!!!

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  2. Totally sensational - definitely going in my Favourites folder - wow!
    Alison x

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  3. I love all the layers and there is just so much eye candy on this, it just pops!

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  4. Stunning vintage page, totally love it!!!

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  5. Absolutely fab pages, love how every time you look you see something else.

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  6. Well the single pic you tweeted looked gorgeous, but .... Wonderful page,Kaz. I think it's finished though....possibly!

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  7. ...awesome!...a total eye pleaser Kaz...Melx:)

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  8. Beautiful journal page, Kaz. My eye keeps wandering over all the elements and seeing new things each time.

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  9. Love it Kaz! You could never add too much....I do the very same thing....who says less is more...maybe they are just wrong.... I say, more is more!

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  10. Wow I thought I was a hoarder of all things grungy but I think I've found my match. Love it all, brilliant work as sunny as our weather!

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  11. Wow Kaz, those pages look great! I love how you distress everything to look so old! Beautiful ad always

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  12. Fantabulous Kaz!!!! So many wonderful bits to look at and enjoy!

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  13. Why should you stop at all, just keep going, it's all amazing, I love all your layers of shabby-ness. Love these journal pages Kaz, they're great. Michelle xx

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  14. It's horrid coming back from a holiday you loved isn't it. I did the same when I went to Canada, It was the only holiday I actually cried about when I got home!
    Today's project is gorgeous. I am still having trouble finding old books and ledgers, can't be looking in the right places.
    Debbiex

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  15. Cool lovely work hope it worked & drowned out the holiday blues
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  16. Awesome work .... absolutely beautiful!

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  17. fabulous and so inspiring Kaz...love, love, love...paula

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  18. Wow Kaz, this page has such an aged look, really interesting!

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  19. Wow Kaz, this page has such an aged look, really interesting!

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  20. This is fab! Just gorgeous elements . Textures...love t! Trace x

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pages! They are so creative....and FREE!!! Thanks for sharing them!!

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  22. Hi Kaz, absolutely gorgeous pages here. Not sure how you'll get your journal closed but I just love all the layers!

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  23. Fabulous Pages! I love your grunge style. Sorry about the "Holiday Blues"... I hope this week gets to be a bit easier! Hugs to you and hope you have a wonderful week!

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  24. Fabulous Pages! I love your grunge style. Sorry about the "Holiday Blues"... I hope this week gets to be a bit easier! Hugs to you and hope you have a wonderful week!

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  25. Great shabby look with loads of interesting details!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  26. Anonymous10 June, 2013

    So beautiful - just when I thought I was going to move to cleaner pages you produce this and I'm diving back into the shabby, grungy look with both hands! Mary W

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  27. absolutely fabulous!!! I can see where you might get carried away....all those wonderful materials and doo-dads!!! thanks for sharing!

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  28. Hi Kaz! I always enjoy seeing what creative goodness you have been up to. You didn't disappoint! Great job.

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  29. It's wonderful, your grunge style is fabulous!

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  30. Fabulous! I love all the vintage layers and 'shabby chic' colours. X

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  31. So beautiful! Just a wonderful make. Glad you had a fabulous holiday and hope that the blues go soon.

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  32. Fun pages! It's nice being over the top!

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  33. Amazing once again!!! ^.^ you are my constant source of inspiration

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  34. I thought I had left a comment before but just wanted to say these look amazing! I hope you leave your second page just as it is, it is perfect! Your work is truly stunning!

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  35. I would have missed this Kaz, had Tim H not flagged you this week. stunning and I love the photography. perfect background for the pages. so so so much wonderful vintage detail in there. totally fab x

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  36. Holy Moly, this is unbelievable Kaz. I just love every delicious detail!

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  37. sharon l-s11 June, 2013

    Another TH Blogworthy post. I am awed by the details and imagery. tfs

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  38. Awesome pages. Realy very beautiful layers, texture and colors. Love it.
    xx

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  39. Oh, Kaz, I know that feeling of not being able to stop working on a journal page and say, "Done!" I have actually gone back weeks later and added just a single element to I page I thought was done. But, all that said, I have to say that I am so glad you didn't stop on this one. I keep going back to take another look and find something I missed before. How cool is that? Mwah for your time and energy here!!

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  40. Really like the stitches and the wire. =^_^=

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  41. This is just amazing! What a wonderful idea for a journal and an exciting page.

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  42. These are beautiful Kaz - as always. The layering is so detailed and complex. I find that bit really challenging but I think I am the opposite to you - I don't always put enough on because I'm worried I'll over do it or go too far... hehehe.

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  43. Ooh this is totally gorgeous. Would make a great class at AFTH ... just saying ;-)

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  44. Always LOVE your work, so much cool detail, and amazing layers, fun textures and inspiring techniques!!

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  45. This is just gorgeous Kaz! I love every vintage bit and stitch! Marvelous layers and use of those photos! Love love love!

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  46. Oh my this is awesome, i love it. So much dimension, so much to see. I've looked at it loads and still see something new each time.
    Love Sandra. xx

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  47. I'm speechless. What a lovely piece. Karen.x

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Thanks so much for passing by the little shabby shed....your comments mean so much xx