June 19, 2011

* Completed Journal

Finished my journal today.  It's been so much fun to create.  Not happy with the binding.  It's only the second time I have used 'The Cinch', and I don't really have the hang of it yet.   Has anyone out there got a Cinch?  Any tips for success? 

The pages make me smile .. each one so different.  I didn't have a theme in mind when I began and did each page intuitively as it appeared before me in my mind.  Can you tell?


















“The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work” Berthold Auerbach

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love your journal, and how you have done every page differently. I have never tried the cinch, I have a bind it all, which I use for most albums, and an old office binder, which I use for larger things. I am glad you have found such fun in journaling, it really gives a wonderful snap shot of your life. Hava great day, and take care. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. dear Donna,
    this is a masterpiece. You know I love the cover. Your cinching looks good to me. I dont have one to compare it to . I like the fact that you are so free and varied in your creations. I need to follow you and losen up abit. Fanatastic journal, bet u cant wait to write your secrets.take care, gerri

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  3. I've been away a few days, and had to catch up... you've been very busy. This journal is just delicious!! Every page... fascinating to look at. And the lacy notecards from the other day.. lovely. Thanks for the tips on fusible for the ROD pages. Talk again soon.

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  4. saw you asked where my fairy image was from...the little girl fairy and the fairy tag are from Artchix Studio...one of my favorite shops and artgroups. I do all their swaps! gerri

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  5. WOW! Just stopped in from FTB, and I'm so glad I did! Your pages are so much fun to look at! Thank you for sharing! I love the beautiful bursts of color, the way you used the postage stamps, and your comment about journaling and the butterfly effect. Fabulous pages, all of them!

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  6. Your journal is just beautiful Donna! I love how different each page is!!!

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  7. this journal is one of your best yet.
    love, di

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  8. I found my way over hear from Full Tilt Boogie.... Love your journal pages... What type of issues are you having with your Cinch???
    Emie

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  9. FANTASTIC journal pages, Donna. I don't have a binding machine so can't be of assistance with the CINCH.

    Your pages are bright and cheerful and when completed with your notes and photos, you will have another priceless journal to add to your collection.

    It is always fun to go back and look at scrapbooks, journals or even yearbooks from bygone days. Lots of memories -- some good and some not so appealing.

    Today is our large stamp art meeting and I'm in charge of dessert so made a lemon, pineapple yummy one with nuts and whipped cream.

    No art for me today.

    Hugs,
    c

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  10. Beautiful journal. I like all the pages. The oilcloth is very cool, but all the pages have really nice colors and I love the "Homing device broken" script.

    I don't have a binding machine, still on my wishlist.

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  11. wow. Donna, you have done so much wonderful work in such a short amount of time. I think your journal is fantasticola! I LOVE that bright green spread! And hey, from here the wire binding looks great! I did have something similar once, before we moved . . . and it did take some practice. But your binding looks awesome! I love that first I saw the pages and then you show them to me bound, a definite wow-factor, yeeha! p.s. The little book swap is all packaged up and yours will be sent tomorrow morning. xoxo lenna

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  12. Love this! Very inspiring and I live the use of color. Cool effect using oilcloth! I've never used the Cinch. I think I want one though b/c I love making my journals. Haven't started w/FTB yet as I am out of town for the next 3wks. I'm eager to start though! You can see some of what I do at www.jamiosh.blogspot.com

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  13. What an amazing journal Donna each page a pure delight so beautifully crafted .

    Marie

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  14. I love the contrast between the bold, vibrant colors and the neutral shades. . Very effective.

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  15. your journal is so pretty. I love the origami girl and the different looks each page spread has. I like the binding and will have to look into getting a machine like you have - I like the wire.

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