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Copyright 2014 Kerry-Jean Watson
AS some of you may know I have not been the best for the last 6 months. Back in June while up in Berri, SA I became mysteriously sick which plagued me for the better part of 5 months. Early November the doctors I was seeing decided after 5 months to finally do some thing and remove my gall bladder. Then came another 2 months recovery.
To help with the healing process a friend and I decided to head back up to Berri for the end stages of my recovery from the surgery. Before leaving I had already started developing a project to do once we return commemorating the closure of the 6 month journey. This is what I came up with.
The entire project proved to be a little tricky to photograph so I did a video instead so you could see how it all worked. The video is at the bottom of the post.
There is further information in the video description when viewed through youtube.
You are most welcome to leave any comments or questions.
Now that I am getting back into crafting mode after my recovery from surgery, I thought I would have a play with some mixed media journaling.
As a first attempt goes I am rather happy with this. The one downside to doing work with sprays and wet media is waiting for it to dry (and you can't always use a heat tool), so I have worked out a method of working on two projects at the same time.
I finally got to create something with The French Garden Book Kit. I have been out of action for a few months and feel a little rusty of paper crafts but I really like how this turned out.
I used a file folder mini style for my book style, it was really easy and simple to make. I did change the dimensions of the book to fit the size of the papers from the book kit.
I really wanted to shabby chic this book with the cover especially and I had a lot of the metal embellishments from Meg's Garden in my stash, only they were ...well metal coloured and a bit dark, so I just covered them with gesso using my finger and I LOVE how they came out. There is a bit of everything on the come in terms of charms and metal embellishments really, some Finnabair pieces, some vintage brads, metal charms.
I have been unwell for a few months now and I had some good days recently. As a result I hauled out a couple photos of my grandmother on her wedding day. This one is a lovely photo with the wedding cake, remembering this was taken in 1932.
I wanted too to use Marion Smith's Nirvana Collections from Meg's Garden because I loved the colors which would also match many of flower paper and fabric flowers in my stash which I had added some lovely paper leaves.
Also added to the lay was some dusty attic chippies that I won in a draw a few months back.
I hope you like and please leave a comment or any questions you may have.