Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wandering (altererd book spread)

I finally feel like I've got the creative flow working again! This is an altered book spread I made in my friend Ann's book.  The book's theme is road trip, and I started with the idea of using a Tim Holtz stamp that reads "Not all who wander are lost." That made me remember this dynamite image of a boy wandering in a forest that I had in my collection. It went really well with some napkins that my ABC friend Karen had RAK'd to the group. When I decided I didn't want to stamp direction on the napkins, I decided to make a pocket and create a postcard because postcards have been on my radar lately (see my post here for why postcards are on my mind and to see the postcard I used - it's the one in the lower left of the post). Then it turned out that the postcard I chose didn't have the wander saying stamped on it after all - LOL! So, I wrote it on the pocket. I actually like how it works to balance the overall layout.
Today (Monday), I'm starting two new classes! Dina Wakley's Art Journal 103 and Shimelle's True Stories. Was hesitant about the latter, but I won a spot in a give away on Dina's blog. And, after having seen Shim's video on her blog, I'm so glad I did!
Also, a big thanks to Amy for the blog hop yesterday. It was filled with wonderful stories and recipes! Thanks to all who participated.

8 comments:

Amy said...

I love the little hidey-hole pocket for this project, the colours look fabulous. That saying is a great one and so applicable for life in general.

Rinda, you are going to be busy with both of these classes, I too was on the fence for Shimelle's latest - more from a time perspective, her journaling classes are my favourites, anyway, I figure there will be a lot of blog inspiration!

debs14 said...

What a lovely little quote, and how true.
Looking forward to the Shimelle class, it coincides with our half term holiday at school so I can keep on track timewise for at least a week!

scrappyjacky said...

I love that quote as well....and love the way you've used it here.
Looking forward to Shim's class as well.

furrypig said...

See you in class! Thanks for the comment on my blog just wondered what 'Tamales' are??

jennifer said...

Beautiful spread, that image of the boy in the woods is perfect. Love how you've put it all together. x

JO SOWERBY said...

oooh snap, im doing them too, love dina wakeley and she is coming to the uk next may for a scrapbooking retreat i am going to as well. yay for dina and soooooo excited for a brand new shimelle class.
see u there maria
Jo xxx

Sian said...

Fantastic prize win Rinda - couldn't be a better fit for you. I hope you really enjoy it, and I'll see you at Shimelle's.

humel said...

You've definitely got your mojo back, this is stunning! :-)

I'm really pleased you won that pass, too, it wouldn't be the same without you in class xx