Sunday, October 25, 2009

Miniature Journal Round Robin

I was invited to join a private Miniature Journal Round Robin through Teresa (Treez), who happens to also be a member of the Advanced ATCs UK Yahoo Group.  The participants of the round robin are:  Alison Brandist (UK), Valerie Brincheck (USA), Joni Owens (USA), Suze Urquhart (UK), Sandra Zengler (Scotland), Treez Malyon (UK) and of course myself all the way Down Under in Australia.  The journal is the smallest canvas I've had to work on to date, with a tiny size of approximately 2" x 2", with another inch as the border.

I managed to finish all my pages this weekend, so they will be sent all over the world tomorrow and here are the themes and the person I'll be sending my page to:


Each participant must create their piece with a picture of at least their head as a child.  My piece has a picture of my head as I sleep.  The background is a scrap piece of baby wipe with leftover paint on it ... I love it when I can recycle items.


I received the background piece of a dictionary or encyclopedia page with definitions of the Eagle from someone I traded with in the past, I used Tim Holtz stamps and added the image of a bald headed eagle and a feather attached with a small stapler.  This is quite a simple layout, but I just love it.


Ali wanted her Past Times theme in Tim Holtz Style.  Now I don't know Tim Holtz' style very well, so I figured if I use Ranger products and stamps, I'd be on my way.  The image is a real tin type gem photo that I picked up on eBay recently.


The blue background is a leftover piece I created using the credit card technique and I think the vibrancy of the colour is just perfect for this beach scene.


I have wanted to use this paper with the clocks all over it and Winged Time was the perfect medium.  Again another simple layout, but I felt if I added more to the piece the simplicity of the message would be overpowered.


I decided to use a picture of my beautiful Beau when he was a little puppy for Sandra's theme.  I adore my pooch and he's still just a cute, just a lot bigger.


A treasure map where the X marks the spot with a pirate, is pretty Olde Worlde.

When I've received all the pages for my miniature journal and I've finished the cover, I'll be sure to post again to show you how everyone has interpreted my theme.

"No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things."
~Channing Pollock, Actor, Writer and Composer~


Anonymous said...

These are simply stunning. what fun you have had.

Brenda Grace said...

that was me -? opps sorry

xoxAlyssaxox said...

Awesome work Di :) Love the bathing beauty xx

Jen Crossley said...

WOW what a awesome swap

Jill Brown said...

Love the new look of your blog, Di. It provides a great backdrop for your display of beautiful artwork. Have fun!

Samantha Marshall said...

How cool are those pages? Just beautiful!!!