Friday, October 30, 2009

My First Class Journal...

A little while ago I posted about having been very lucky to win a place for Karla Dudley's class on making journals. I have always loved the journals that she's posted on her blog and longed to learn some techniques.

The class is super fun and I can now show you my first finished journal. Well, at least finished as in: printed, designed, cut and assembled. I haven't actually added any photos or anything to it yet but I feel there's no need to rush that. At least I have finished my journal and got a cool book to show for it :)

I loved the papers and brushes that Karla supplied with the class and I'm really enjoying the orange and grey colour combination which might not normally have been my first choice. That really proves that you should venture outside your colour comfort zone sometimes.

The inside pages are quite random. Some are stamped with swirly brushes and some are left completely blank for just adding a photo or two...

...while others are stamped with some really cool journaling brushes that also were supplied in the class materials.

Above are just a few examples of the inside pages in my journal.

Right I'm off as I'm working on the journal for week 2 now. This one is more complicated, has lots more steps to it and will take me longer to make. I'm really enjoying the process and trying out something I have never done before :)

15 comments:

Sharyn said...

Very lovely journal! Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Gorgeous. I love the orange and grey colour scheme.

Robyn said...

This is really pretty. I love how quiet and open it is inside.

Liberty :) said...

ooh thats lovely anso it makes me wish I had signed up! Will you be using one of these journals for your xmas journal this year? I cant decide what size to do! Hope you are on the mend :)

Mary said...

Oooohhh I love that journal Anso ~ gorgeous colour scheme!

Jay said...

That is la lovely journal, gorgeous colours.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful and what a neat idea for a class. Is it all digital? I assume, given your reference to brushes.
Rinda
(from Shimelle's class)

Linda said...

love the orange and grey colour scheme!

humel said...

Oh, it's gorgeous - I wouldn't have thought of orange and grey either, but it looks fab! I love making mini-books and journals, I must investigate this class... In between doing all of Shimelle's, of course! Se you in BFS ;-)

RachelB said...

Wow gorgeous journals, the colours are fab.

Gemma* said...

orange and grey is a new one on me too but it looks cool - orange seems to be the in thing at the mo :) see you in BFS :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is really pretty! I love the colors!

Jessica said...

Great Job!! Are you going to uses your copics on the next journal?

Kirsty said...

Your week one book is awesome! Love the ribbon you added to it.

I finished week 2 today :) It's pretty straight forward although it took mine longer than the suggested half hour for the first coat to dry lol. I look forward to seeing yours :)

SarahLP said...

Wow, Anso, this is beautiful! So simple and classy.