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Sunday, 29 August 2010

THE THINGS YOU LEARN

from a play day................did you know that the Crooked Man nursery rhyme has a basis in history? No, neither did I till I looked it up yesterday!
Yesterday my good friend TRACY and I decided to have a play day inspired by this blog NORAHS and this blog SOMETHING SUBLIME, while we were playing it occured to me that the houses reminded me of the crooked man nursery rhyme but neither of us could remember it exactly so I looked it up.
Go HERE to see the history behind it.

This is hard to tell but this is a double page spread in my Moleskine journal (one of my fav journals), painted black and then all the images glued in place. The houses are all made using parts from the three houses on the new PAPERBAG STUDIOS stamp plate called DOODLES AND DATERS.


Remember the peeking Stampotique girls from a couple posts back? I really liked the way they looked so used the idea again here.

When Tracy left last night these pages were almost done and I had another spread in a smaller journal (with brown pages, from Paperchase) part done, I sat and finished them both in front of the TV!
Same sort of idea except this time I used the complete houses instead of parts of them like in the first one

The Paperbag Studio new stamp plate will be available from THE STAMP ATTIC this next week.
Now I have to tell you the risks I took to take the photos for this post! I like to take my pics outside as the light is generally better than in the house, so there I was this morning in me dressing gown and a pair of flips flops in the garden in a very blustery wind risking exposing meself to the neighbours any minute, conjures a picture I know.........SORRY! Seconds after I came back inside the heavens opend an it POURED with rain! As I say the risks you run!!

18 comments:

Helen said...

Stunning journal pages again, Sue. I love those stamps you've used. Good job you got your photos before the rain came!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow wow wow wow wow what for unbelievable pages Sue. This rock. Love it. Thanks for this inspiration.

Effie said...

Fab pages... I love those house stamps!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous journal pages! Each one is quite unique. You have done a great job!

Cath Wilson said...

Wow! These are wonderful, Sue. Love the faces but it's also good to see your take on it, after seeing Tracy's work. Fab art. Off to follow the link now, lol.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

They have turned out great eh Sue, I love the black and white and then the hint of colour which pop's off the page. I would love to have been there you trying to keep your dressing gown closed in the wind LOL. Have a good day Sue, Tracy x

Diane Kelsey said...

Do you know where I can but heart shaped eyelets you used in your book?

Carol Q said...

These are FAB Sue. I saw Tracy's on her blog yesterday and just as fun to look at. You must have had a really enjoyable day.

joanne wardle said...

oh the risky life of a crafter! your jurnal pages are wonderful

Athena said...

What magnificent pages! These would make great pictures for a children's story book. Not only these, but also your Alice in wonderland pages, done a while back.

You certainly did run a risk going outside to shoot these. Imagine if the milkman had turned up? LOL!

Sam said...

Stunning pages, i love the faces poking out! I keep looking to buy some of these stamps I think you just made my mind up for me!

Hels Sheridan said...

LMAO Got visions of you flashing a bit of thigh to your neighbours... tis windy here too today.. am staying inside LOL
Loving your pages... and I NEED those new PB stamps... I had been gazing adoringly at them on Robins blog... seeing them used like this makes me want them even more!!

TTFN x

Gabi Mewi said...

So gorgeous - absolutely stunning.

Diane Kelsey said...

Thank you for your answer, I have found several suppliers online.

Sid said...

Fab pages and concept Sue, great stuff !!

Lavender Rose said...

Stunning!!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to see your pages after reading about this on Tracy's blog and I am in awe.

Wendy said...

Fantastic! I love them and you are right, the stamps are due in late this week/early next. Now....the thought of you in the garden flashing your unmentionables.........OMG!!

Dina said...

Sue, this is amazing & awesome!!