Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The colors of Australia...



Ive been making this book for our altered photos class. ive recycled an old book and rebound and covered it... ive also include some eyelets so i can join in the fun with inkurable stampers this month...



the cover is collaged with all sorts of maps and leaflets i collected and painted with lots of twinklings and gesso.

i love the litle map signs peaking thru from the caravan park leaflets where we stayed....



and the way the bird prints (typo stamps) took the paint away as i was too impatient to let it dry properly.


i think it will be perfect for the photos/journalling of our trip around Australia wayyy back in 2005.

We took the girls out of school and hubby took 6 weeks of long service and we covered about 10,000 kms, gosh Australia's huge, you don't realise til you have to cover it...lol....originally i wanted to go to the great Barrier Reef before it disappears with the bleaching...



Hubby says lets go up the centre and then across to Brisbane , yes says me, happy to go anywhere.....i wish i checked out how many hours we would needed to spend in the car but it was well worth it, we saw and experienced so much.

front cover


It was wonderful family time before they grow up and flee the nest, and knowing mine they wont hang around ... oh and i didn't get to the Great Barrier Reef....

back cover...





im off to spend some girly crafty time with my craft group at Heathcote Country Lodge this weekend, cant wait , now if only i could decide what to make :(

13 comments:

Jenny said...

Jen your book is truly delish... I love the cover and can't wait to see it filled with your gorgeous photos and memories... what an awesome trip...
Ummmmm yes, still deciding myself what to take...lol

Jenny x

Margaret said...

Stunning Jen, love the colours and the textures! what a great memory keeper!
We grew up with the joke 'never trust an Aussie when he says it's just down the road' lol!!
Enjoy your weekend, I so envy you gals!

Mx

shirley said...

Oh Jen, I just love the use of the map page and typo bird stamps.
The colours are gorgeous.

Steph said...

beautiful pages, Jen!!! always love photo alteration and you've weaved them into the pages so well..

Teresa Goller said...

Gorgeous book Jen! Love the texture and the colors. Hope you get to see the reef soon!!! Have fun this weekend!
Hugs,
Teresa

~*~Patty S said...

Oh WOW...your travel journal is really splendid Jen and I've just enjoyed a first look...going back to click and see more!

Your 2005 trip sounds like a memory maker all around...hope you still get to see the Great Barrier Reef sometime ... it is a place I have dreamed of visiting along with the rest of your beautiful country!

playing with art friends is the best...Enjoy * Enjoy!
oxo

Fabric Art said...

Jen your Journal is so wonderful, love every page you shows, you have used some fantastic colors, making a journal is so much fun.
Hugs Anni

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow. your collaged book is absolutely gorgeous Jen !!- Love everything about it!! What a lovely journal for a fabulous memorable trip!!
Have a fun weekend, slightly envious here !! ;)
Jan x

Diane said...

Love your book, Jen! Everything about it is just beautiful! xoxo Diane

Vicky said...

What a very clever way to incorporate all the bits & pieces gathered during your trip...

Mim said...

A lovely memento from what was a memorable trip I'm sure. Fantastic - love all the layers of memories!

Fiona said...

LOVE that cover Jen, and I love the purpose of the eyelets and their positioning! Fabulous :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the colors......It really captures your trip.