Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dream Vacation

Here is my latest Circle of Friends work. This is my entry for Nancy's Dream Vacation Round Robbin Journal.
I have wanted to go on an African Safari for a number of years now. But I am too scared to go and my DH is totally against it. So I guess I will live vicariously through the discovery channel and my journal page.
To start off I distressed some topographical maps using tim holtz distressing inks in Shabby green and vintage photo. The palm trees are stamped in brown ink and painted with Twinkling H2O's.

The Elephants and the Giraffe are stamped on paper that I made using the same distressing techniques, just different colors, as I used on the background paper. It was a very fast and easy way to add some depth to the animals without having to pull out my colored pencils. The Zebra is stamped on white paper and dusted with a bit of yellow and brown ink to make him not so bright.
To finish off the pages I added sand, yes, actual sand all around the edges and made a sand dune on the right hand page.
I know that these pages took more than an hour to put together but I am not sure how much longer...the cutting was a bit time consuming but everything else was really fast, and I still have sand all over my desk but this journal page works nicely for the One Powerful Hour challenge this week of repetition.


joanne wardle said...

I really love the zebra, it's just so darned cool!
they look great, the sand works really well

Ed said...

Wow |I want to join your safari - love the movement you have created here....

summer girl said...

This is beautiful Caroline...can't wait 'til the journal gets to me so I can see it "up close and personal!"

carolann said...

Fantastic work well done hun xxxx