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PATWITS circle journal spread

Time to share another PATWITS circle journal spread… This time in Linda’s fab journal that is made up of bits of recycled cardstock and a ring binder in the middle to put it together.  I love this idea.  And I was so inspired by the art journal I started my page the day I received the journal in the post!  Linda’s rules were to keep to the recycled theme and add either flowers or butterflies.

I did manage a fair number of process pics this time… So here you are…

I love the fact that you can still see a little of the original packaging … Although not enough to see it properly! 

I was not sure exactly what to do with these tags at this point … But knew I wanted them somewhere on the layout. 

This is the joy of the ring binder principle… You can lift it out and work on the pages outside… But it is important to keep checking what it looks like with the other pieces of art in the background… They act like a frame.  Now to work on embellishments…. Flower power! 

Leaves were coloured using inktense but done in a similar way to the flowers…

 

SO this is how it stood at the end of the first day’s play…

I was loving how the composition was coming together.  I just needed to finish the background, and find a quote… And a way of finishing those tags off so they make sense.  I purposefully wasn’t sticking down much so that I could continue to fiddle with the layout and add more to the background.  Given I had a whole month to play with this layout I also wasn’t in a rush… But really enjoyed the first night of creating!

Of course you know what happens next… I sit down to play and before I know it I have finished and completely forgotten to take any pictures. So the whole layout was finished in two nights… probably about 4 hours in total.

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So pleased with the final piece. And there is so much dimension.

I added more stamping, stickles and liquid pearls, the quote stamp and changed the composition for the tags. I added more stamped flowers for the tags and some grass turned into leaves. Oh and added some splattered paint too.
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I love how easily this flew together and how it all turned out. Amazing to think it started as a cereal packet!

Hope that Linda loves it as much as me.. If she doesn’t I may well have to steal it back! Ha ha ha!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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