Thursday, June 5, 2008

Journal Cover

Create, Journal Cover, (5.75" x 8.75")
Fannie Narte

This is an interesting looking journal cover, isn't it? I'm experimenting with the different mixed media techniques I've learned so far, and I'm enjoying the learning curve.

This is what the fabric paper looked like before I added paints, stamping and stenciling.

This lace angel, which I machine embroidered a while back, was laying around while I was creating this journal cover. What was once a bookmark has become a stencil. Can you see where she was used?

I wanted to add words to the background and retrieved this old rubber stamp from my collection.

This fleur de lys foam stamp was used in this journal cover, really. I know you can't tell by looking, but it's the dark blue areas in the image.

Sometimes learning curves can be frustrating. Maybe we should rename it "experience curves." With patience, perseverance, and "experience," growth "happens." What do you think?

Can someone tell me where I can buy "patience" and "perseverance"? Just kidding. Please don't send me e-mails about my impatience. Ha, ha. Enjoy!


Melissa & Emmitt said...

Good Morning Fannie!
I Love your new journal cover! I wrote about my beautiful journal today. Thank you again!

Sherry said...

The cover is to die for! As for patience, not one of my virtues, but learning daily to keep it under control. I so enjoy seeing your daily creations, please don't ever stop.

morningDove said...

i see where she has been placed, the bottom right corner. i love the hidden words in the paper fabric and then your layering of the pansies. It's a wonderful piece. great to just experiment and "be" free. Don't you want a few "impatients" scattered around blooming. lol

Fannie said...

Hi, Melissa. Visited your blog. Thanks for the nice write up. Fill your pages with pugs and more.

Sherry, we're locked in arms with the patience control. I help you; you help me. ;-D Oh, I was just thinking that after my year's anniversary, I would slow down on my daily posting.

I feel free, Dove. I like how you snuck in one of your analogies about "my impatience." You're really good with seeing likenesses and parallels. And yes, blooming impatiens would make it an even greater piece symbolizing growing up and learning patience. Thanks for sharing your wisdom, Dove!

Jacq said...

Your journal is wonderful. I love all the different things that you did with it. You are so very creative. It is hard for me to think of you as being impatient, there is always such a calm about your work.

TracyB said...

Your journal cover is absolutely beautiful!!

kiwicarole said...

OMG! Fannie, I don't visit for a couple of days and you've made alsorts of wonderful things! Your bag is stunning! Who would have thought! And the little box! But... after reading your story about nicknames, I thought I'd let you know that I have never had a nickname in my entire life! How sad is that! hahaha. Maybe I was one of those children no one notices? I feel deprived now! I can't remember my brother or sister having one either, although some of the kids at school did have them!
Anyway, your experiments look fun! And Kiki will just love the purse!!
Carole :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

So true, that is why slow and steady wins the race, right! Lovely work as always Fannie. =)

Anonymous said...

I like your use of the embroidered angel as a stencil. It's great to find new uses for something isn't it? Very nice blog.

Honor Bowden said...

Wow, this looks amazing! The textures and depth you have created are lovely.

freebird said...

Impatience is not always a bad thing. If you didn't have impatience your prolific output wouldn't be there, you wouldn't try so many techniques, and you wouldn't have the little aha moments impatient people have when they make mistakes because of their hurry. There is always a good and bad side to everything so I say work with the good side!

Fannie said...

Jacq, your comments always make me feel good about my failings. Thanks.

Thanks, Tracy. Do you keep a journal?

Carole, no nickname? Well, we'll have to find one for you . . . how about "Kiwi Carole"? ;-D

Hi, Lisa. I'm thinking about the tortoise and the hare, and I am both at different times.

Hi, Embellishing Experiments. Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your comments.

Thanks for looking and sharing your thoughts, Honor.

Amen, Freebird!

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

Stumbled onto this from a Squidoo Lense. Lovely work! Thanks for all the info!