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Saturday, 23 July 2011

A hoard

 This is my first proper blog post in 2 weeks!! On one hand I have missed blogging but I have to admit that the break (even though it was un-intended) has been good!!
I am now more or less settled back in at home here in UK and my husband is heading back to work next week so I am looking forward to getting back to more regular creating and therefore blogging.


While he was home one of the things we did was to go to Stafford to see THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD......a fabulous collection of Anglo Saxon gold and silver unearthed in a field near Lichfield.
This seahorse, which in real life is tiny, was one of my fav things.

 I used a leaflet from the exhibition as the background for my pages, cut some pics from a couple of postcards, adding some stencilling and stamped some words.

 Making these pages set me off on thinking about what makes a journal.....again!!! I mean does using leaflets and postcards from the exhibition make this more a scrapbook than a journal??? What do you think?? 
I don't really mind what it's called......art journal or just journal or scrapbook.....whatever it is, it's where I have fun, catalogue things that make me happy/smile/remind me of days out etc etc

 I've been asked a few times what I use for my large lettering.....I use these (and other sets) foam stamps that I've had for EVER!! I love them dipped in paint!

9 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Welcome back to blogland LOL. Fabulous journal pages Sue, love love the seahorse. Your pages have great depth and love the use of the postcards. Tracy (with very sore back from more gardening). X x

Shannon said...

Stunning journal pages! I love how you do everything in large sizes. I am always inspired by your artwork/blog. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Helen said...

Looks like a great day out! Love the pages - and those letters are FAB!

Rosie said...

I am envious of you seeing the exhibition - I got SO excited when the Hoard was found, wish I could see it too. But what a super way to record the event with an art journal page - great work!

Lynn Stevens said...

Welcome back! Its amazing where you find your inspiration! Fab pages,you could do an entire book on the subject!
Gotta love the seahorse!
Hugs Lynn

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh I can imagine the look on the persons face when they dug up that beautiful seahorse! As for your journal... I would call it a unique piece of art... simples cos it is unique in your style and totally around the things that make you tick... HTH lol x

Barb Cady said...

I think your journal is just what it needs to be, and I love it. I'm up in Staffordshire in 2 weeks - must see that exhibition! Glad you are settled in, enjoy your crafting. x

Sarah Anderson said...

Cool, we need a play date! Although I'm off to sunny (?) Cornwall at the weekend for two weeks! LoVe that seahorse! I adore seahorses xx

Gez said...

Fabulous seahorse!

Sorry you missed my Stampotique challenge I just know your artwork would have been awesome.. next time?!

LOVE your pages.xx