Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Off on holiday




Tomorrow I'll be off to Ireland for 2 and a half weeks. I probably won't have much access to the internet.
Every year I toss about what and how much in the way of art materials to take. Usually I play in a journal. This year I thought I'd make my own Smash book, just to see whether I like using that sort of thing.(They seem to be very popular right now).The plan is just to use "finds" i.e. tickets etc and scraps. I made different sections for my smash book, one for notes, one for ideas, one for things to keep. one for sketches and a few more including a "random" one for anything else. I had great fun making my book with may different kinds and types of paper, a load of pockets and spaces for tags and things to stick in of course.
Here is the cover. The image I could not resist using is a freebie from my wonderful friend Terri, you can find her website here.
See you all when I get back on the 22nd.

14 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

Absolutely love the cover. Have a great holiday.

craftimamma said...

What a great idea and the cover is gorgeous. Love the colours and the pretty embellies.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Ooops, forgot to say have a lovely holiday. Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

Oh what a lovely idea and gorgeous design. I love them.

Have a lovely holiday my sweet friend.

Paula said...

loving that cover!
Have a wonderful 2 week holiday x

KOLOROWY ptak said...

WOW! It`s amazing!
Have a lovely holiday :)

Gillian .... said...

Fabulous art journal Astrid, love this BIG time, enjoy your break.

LiveArt said...

Oh my gosh, how totally awesome!! LOVE your smash book cover, it's too beautiful for words, so here are my standing ovations for you :) BRAVO!!
hugs, smiles and applause,
Linda

Netty said...

Have a great holiday Astrid. Loving your book cover. Have never heard of a Smash book, sounds like a great book for your holiday journalling. Annette x

Christine said...

I hope you come back with your smash book (whatever that is) full of ideas, sketches, collages... Have a great vacation.

sandee said...

Astrid, have a wonderful trip. Can't wait to see what you put into your journal.

Heather Jacob said...

WOW OH WOW !!!!!! this is awesome .. i love every piece of it ... amazing Astrid ... hsve a wonderful holiday and come back refreshed and relaxed .. hugz x

fatmonica said...

That's a fabulous cover!

Martina2801 said...

Your Smash Book is really great, dear Astrid! Fantastic artwork! Congratulations!

I wish you a pleasant stay in Ireland. Come back healthy
Hugs
MARTINA

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