Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A Sneak Peek into my Scrapbook




The above scrapbook/journal pages were completely spontaneous. I sat down with my book and just started creating. They're not finished. They're not perfect, but they describe what was going on in my life right at these moments. I love when I can work completely instinctively. Without thinking I add some collage, some prints and ink without a thought of how the final image is going to arrive. I'm really happy with these 2 pages. The above shows how worried and under-confidenced (not a word, but I'm running with it) I was (maybe still am). The second feels like a clash between an order and chaotic existence. I'm currently looking for the perfect quote to sit in that box, so do give us a shout if you think you've got one.

I think I will be featuring a little more of my creativity and journaling and do share links to your posts with peeks into your journals. Who doesn't love looking at other's creative process?
Kate xx

8 comments:

  1. That first one is just beautiful: watercolours, is it? I wish I could draw like you: so smooth and, although you say they're not particularly planned, you obviously have an artist mind concerning the whereabouts of certain aspects of your work. The second made me feel quite jarred, I'm not sure why (but in a good way!) For the quote it made me think of Dante's Inferno: "The more a thing is perfect the more it feels pleasure and pain." Probably not what you were looking for but anyway! XD

    I have a couple of scrapbook/moleskine pages if you'd like to take a peak :) I'm not an artist and I always plan my scrapbook things ahead in advance because I'm not great at going with the flow with scrapbooking:
    Scrapbooking my OCs and a very much pre-planned and practiced moleskine drawing.

    I also did some quite rubbish Wreck This Journal pages. Have you ever done that? I like the prompts but sometimes I felt they were either too vague or too restricting.

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    1. First off thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment!
      Yes the first one is watercolours and water colour pencils for the detailing. aww thank you that's very sweet. I studied art up until sixth form, but haven't used those skills for a while.

      I completely get the jarring quality of the second. I like that :) It's on the shortlist to make the box.

      I've taken a look at your pages. I really love the sea created with swirls. As you can guess swirls are the thing I doddle the most. Also very jealous of the moleskin which is gorgeous! I haven't tried a wreck this journal, but I have seen lots of other bloggers use them. Sometimes I like to just go in whatever direction I want to though.

      Kate xx

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    2. You are very welcome :) You certainly have artistic ability; it is very evident. I have never actually heard of water colour pencils before, I might have to get me some of those; they sound very helpful. (I love watercolours but I am not competent enough; I'd just make a mess.)

      Swirls are so easy to do; probably why I aim for them the most. And I almost cried why I saw they were making a Hobbit moleskine! Hahaha I'm such a fangirl it's really bad.

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    3. water colour pencils are great. You can draw a picture then wet it to turn into a watercolour or just add details like I did here by dipping them in water. So many different effects. I get them out if I don't want to make too much of a mess (although it invariably still happens).

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  2. I love scrap-booking. I kind of learned to keep a sketch/scrap book for Art at GCSE & A-level, and it has stuck with me since. Some lovely colourful paintings up there - keep it up! x
    Mara // marashares

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    1. GCSE and A level definitely got me into scrapbooking. It's harder to keep at it when you don't have that end goal, but I love doing it when I have time. Thanks lovely x

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  3. I love seeing other peoples art! I am not creative enough myself but would love to have the time to sit down and start something like this myself xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Do it! There's no right or wrong way to scrapbook, it's just about diving in and get messy. I love looking at other people's art and it gave me the inspiration to share some of mine. xx

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