Thursday, February 21, 2013

PPF: Back to My Paintless Pages

It's been a while since I worked in my paintless art journal (paper and pens only). I pulled it out and made a few pages.  This one reads "Somedays I feel like I can take on the whole world!"  Nice to have an optimistic page. The vintage image is my mother. I used a transparency and did most of the collage work on top of it.
The lighting and white balance in this one is a little off, but it was fun. It's about how I need to let go of my need to stay on schedule in order to focus on what is paramount.
This page features one of my favorite quotes, "When love comes to ask, 'What do you know?', I will reply, 'This girl, this boy.'" Used stamping and pen work to create the patterned paper. Plus some yellow washi tape to make everything come together.
Finally, a page about how much I miss taking a trip up to the snow. Although we are not the biggest (or best) skiers, we usually make one to two trips up to the mountains for a ski weekend each winter. We missed it this year (and last, I think). I like the combination of patterned papers and handmade papers on this one quite a bit.
Do you have any favorites today?
I'm posting this to Paint Party Friday! If you want to see more painterly goodness, check out this link.
P.S. To my PPF friends who haven't visited in a while, please check out this post to learn about the commitment I've made to join Team In Training (or click on my photo to the left).

34 comments:

bella lullo said...

Bellissime pagine!
Bellalullo

alexa said...

I love the colours and patterns of your top one and I connect with the message of the second one - and I do enjoy seeing just in how many directions your creativity flows!

Gail said...

I think my favourite of them all is the last one, although it was a toss up between it and the first one.

sharon said...

Lovely pages, love the first one.

Kokopelli said...

I LOVE the first page! Yes, there are days like this. And on others this page is a great reminder. Happy PPF!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I need a copy of that second one up somewhere to remind me... I've been quoting the Zen Habits, 'Yes, moving Quickly will get more done. But it won't get the right things done' I used last year in my OLW project.

http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/august-olw-blog-hop-deviating.html

Still need that reminder...

Giggles said...

Love them all!! My favorite would be the one with your mom! It could easily be my mom with the bingo in there too!! Plus the lucky has me!!
Good job all around!

Hugs Giggles

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

its great to see media other than paint being used in such a beautiful and creative way. Love your pages :) HPPF

helena said...

visually the last one called to me the most - love all the circles. The messages in the 1st and 2nd resonate

denthe said...

Wonderful pages! Love the second one and the coloursplashes in the last one!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Great pages! My favorite one is the one with your mother. Happy ppf with no paint!

Carolyn Dube said...

I am so drawn to your first page- the browns and numbers and flourishes- I am not usually drawn to browns but I can't stop looking at it! Your playful 2nd one has such wonderful images in it! They are all wonderful! Happy PPF!

Christine said...

nice work on your paintless pages!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely collage, pen and ink art work ~ Beautiful!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely collage, pen and ink art work ~ Beautiful!

scapmanufaktur said...

I'm so in love with the first collage. Great harmony and color combination!

Terry said...

Fabulous pages! You always add such perfect details!! Beautiful framing of your mother! Enjoy the weekend!

Kim said...

Love the vintage style images you used for your pages. HPPF!

Melisa said...

Lovely pages with lots of interest. I love the photo of your mother. Good luck with your Team in Training efforts. We just had a family member diagnosed with a blood cancer and I haven't quite grasped it yet. He starts treatment soon.

Gloria in CA said...

Great pages with a lot of action. Loved them all. I'll take them all.:) Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic collages! adorable!
Happy PPF!

Linda said...

Really nicely composed pages!! I especially like the first one.Happy PPF!

EVA said...

Very interesting pages! Lovely.

Nic McLean said...

i really like these journal pages - the quote on the first one is perfect - we should all learn to do what we can with what we have. I love the colours of that one and the cool blues of the second one.
Thank you for your comment on my blog - I would love to do a sketch of your dog, if you would like one. I only really started the dog sketches as part of the 75 day challenge as the dog portraits I normally do take much longer and are much more detailed but if you would like a sketch done in that loose quick style let me know and I'd be happy to do it. x

Sian said...

I'm going to say - the optimistic one - hey, it's Friday!

craftattack said...

Lovely journal pages. Wish I could send you some of our snow! Valerie

Elizabeth said...

The first one is just lovely. Love that you used a photo of your mother.

Denise said...

Fantastic journal pages,I especially like the first one,and I love the way you have used the steampunky man in the second one x

Jo Murray said...

Who need paint when you can get such images without it.

Beverly said...

I love the first one, the colors, the words and your mom. I really like the circles in the last one and they way they draw my eyes down.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

that first one is especially lovey... the textures have really caught my eye xx

Karen said...

My favorite is the first one: the colors, the combination of elements, and that lovely photo of your mother.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Wonderful and colorful pages...Even I loved the first more.
HPPF!
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/

Lynn Cohen said...

Must be sentimental me, I like your mom framed so!
Lots of good ideas here, I'll be collating with Seth Apter in May! HPPF!