A few of us in the PaperArtsy (PATWITS) community decided to make a journal that we would post to the next in the group, thus creating a circle, and each of us would add add a page therefore ending with a totally unique journal with pages displaying a whole variety of styles by some seriously amazingly talented people! We were able to specify any rules or requirements if we had any but had to use at least one PaperArsty product.
So... My journal looks like this! My cover (by me!) I thought that if my cover was too vibrant, it might influence the pages that the others created, so I created a neutral cover that allowed for the others to unleash their creativity.
When it was returned to me it was all wrapped up so prettily! Who wouldn't want to open that?!
The first page is my "instruction" to the circlers (or is that journallers?!) I wanted people to be free to make whatever they fancied so didn't set any rules!
Linda Regan was first and I just love her details - there is so much to look at! Love the butterflies flying in and around the words!
Chris Cresswell has made this incredibly textured page with the most gorgeous multicolored flowers - definitely going to copy this idea!
Julie Bell created a really wonderful page with fabulous splashes of colour that look amazing against the textured blue of the sky.
Catherine Johnson has used my favourite colour (lime green!) and mixed it with this fabulous coral which is a combination I shall use lots - it's amazing!
Clare Lloyd has, without knowing it, created my daughter's current favourite hairstyle - she's really hoping to go blue once she leaves school in June! Looks like I won't be able to say no as this gal is just incredible!
Claire Snowden has created an incredibly delicate and really quite romantic page. I really love it and love the addition of fabric - love that new stamp!
Now on to the pages I made for others...The first page I made was for Claire Snowdon. Luckily there were no rules from Claire for my first page!
My third page was for Catherine Johnson. I was feeling a little monochrome!
Julie Bell asked for a quotation and so I chose one from a perennial favourite of mine... Oscar Wilde!
THANK YOU everyone who participated - I LOVE my journal and will treasure it, and your incredible talent xxx We are starting a new circle journal round soon - I can't wait!