Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Another Letter Journal

Hello

Firstly re my previous post, Dave has asked me to say thank you to everyone that kindly sent Birthday wishes to him ... thank you x

Today I am showing a few pages of my letter journal I made for Rike  as we have both received our letter journals now and Rike will soon be showing the lovely one that she kindly made for me.
(you may have already seen the other letter journal which was for Beo and her lovely one made for me. )


I couldn't resist using this rubber stamp of this sweet bear delivering mail onto the Gelli printed cover.  I did a lot of Gelli printing which was fun and tried things I hadn't done before.
 
There were several pages inspired by our conversations and also exercises from a book


 
The creature on the right page is stuck on a folded circle so that I could write my secret message there.  The creature was 'found' among blobs and swirls of paint  - an exercise in that book.

 
Yesterday the weather here was awful and did nothing but rain all day, along with high winds and was only about 10c instead of the upper 20s+  we had last week. After a bit of blog catching up (still not completed) I spent a fun afternoon playing... there was shrink plastic, paints, dies, glass bead medium, a lantern torch etc etc ... err? a torch? ... more of that though for another post.
 
thanks for stopping by,
hope you have a lovely day.
Gill x

11 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely mail-journal, looks like you had big fun using those sweet stamps, lovely drawings too. Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your letter journal is SO much fun. I really enjoyed it. When I saw the animals, I thought of Sheila at Orange Esmeralda. These are the type of creatures she would make.

Oh, I love shrink plastic. Sounds like you had a wonderful day chasing the cold away.

My name is Erika. said...

So much fun art in this post Gill. Rike got some good mail. I can tell you were having a lot of creative joy! We had horrible weather yesterday also, but I didn't get any studio time. I am headed there in just a few minutes for a little play time. :) Hugs-Erika

chrissie said...

Wonderful work on the journal pages with lots of variety. We had the same weather yesterday but it has been wonderful again today

Love Chrissie xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Love this Gill, a real piece of happy fun art :)
Hugs
Donna xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I bet Rike LOVES this fantastic letter journal! So much fun and I adore your fancy creatures! Super! We have nearly the same odd weather here... totally crazy!

Happy rest of the week dear GIll!
oxo Susi

Beo said...

This is another wonderful letter journal, Gill! I love what you did.
All those cute animals and beings and you colourful gelli prints!
And my best wishes for Dave, may the next year be his best one ever!
I think we now have the same weather: Cold, stormy and rainy....
Have a good time playing!

Beo said...

PS: Your washi tape turned out very well!!!!

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic letter journal and the images looked fun as well as cute.
We had that storm and there is more to come, so it looks like a good excuse to get in the crafting zone. I look forward to seeing what you make with the shrink plastic.
Yvonne xx

Rike said...

Now you all can see how happy I am to receive such a lovely letter journal!! It has much more pages -all fantastic and beautiful - I really really LOVE it!
Hugs Rike

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a wonderful exchange, it looks like you both had so much fun creating these journals for each other 😀. I love the Gelli Plate backgrounds, I've been thinking of getting one myself, it'll have to wait though as I've already spent my crafting pennies this month ... lol 😉. Happy Friday! J 😊