Saturday, 11 January 2014

First attempt at my online journal course

Well it was about time I dived in feet first and had a go - wasn't it.
I must confess that I am finding it very very difficult.
I made my first page - then didn't know when to stop - as is usual with me
and ended messing it up, and it is in fragments in the bin!

This is my second attempt
I have had to photograph this on A4 white paper to make it show up better.
Why I chose black and white I do not know - I was just taken by the
image of the very elegant lady in a weekend magazine.
I had to resize her and cut her out of all the advertising, and outline her,  The background is strips of papers
torn and glued with a glue stick - and a bit of painting in the right hand corner.
I haven't braved any of the journalling on it yet - that is my down fall.  I will take my time and read some prompts to get subject ideas.
I really do not want this one to end up in the bin!

As I am following instructions which give no sizes, I am just using random pages torn from on old dictionary.   As you can see it is rather a  big page!

It is proving to be a relaxing past time -  but one needing lots of space and choice of papers.

I think that if I keep practising it should get easier - at least I hope it does

10 comments:

cmoh said...

I think it is very pretty. I once tried an online journal course and found it a bit too intimidating for me. Keep it up girl, you are on the right track.

hugs
Caroline

cmoh said...

I think it is very pretty. I once tried an online journal course and found it a bit too intimidating for me. Keep it up girl, you are on the right track.

hugs
Caroline

Deborah said...

It looks lovely just as it is, Lottie. Maybe you could add your journalling on a separate flap, attached with washi tape so you can remove it if necessary.

Sandies' Patch said...

Looking good so far!

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Lottie,
I love the image that you have chosen she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I think that the black and white look stunning and really work well. Your first page is absolutely gorgous.
Hugs
Su
-x-

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a great era this was. A beautiful and elegant image, stylish and serene. Great how you've incorporated some texture and pattern. Superb start to your project (or second start anyway ;0) )

gardenpinks said...

This is beautiful Lottie, a lovely images against a collage of papers which set the image off perfectly - love the way the lady is musing; about life perhaps or wondering what to cook for tea???!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet there is a quote somewhere that would fit if you don't want to write anything personal.
Hugs Lynn xx

sam21ski said...

Well it looks fabulous to me, something must of been telling you what to choose and why in the inner you!!!

Keep going, it's only page one!!

Sam xxx

Lottie said...

Wow - thank you so very much for your comments - I will certainly keep going. I'll be rummaging through MrL's magazines that come with the weekend papers - and junk mail is looking more interesting now too. Nothing will go in the green bin until I have searched it for useful pictures!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm intimidated by journaling. There, I've said it. It will be interesting to watch your progress and perhaps I will get inspired to overcome my 'block'.