Sunday, 6 January 2013

Chuckles...

Hello everyone and welcome to you all, especially my new followers!
Well, hope this does not get too boring, but here is another journal page and again I am featuring my new grand daughter, just 3 months old a couple of days ago, how time flies!
Actually I am not too happy with this page, it's a bit top heavy with all the journaling, but I had good fun creating it, and ultimately that's the main point of journaling right?

It's the usual layers of papers, texture paste, loads of Gesso, embellishments, more Gesso and  paints and sprays, some stamping, washi tapes and a little doodling. Here are some details still


As some of you know, little Lucia lives in Australia while I am in Scotland.... Journaling about her is my way of connecting with her, until I finally get to see and hold her in just under three months time....

26 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

aaww think it's a wonderful page/lo....I bet you're counting down the days till the day you meet her x

Sandy said...

Astrid this is the cutest.
So lovely LO.
Stunning technique and layering.
xoxo

Maryann said...

Astrid this is soo cute, and so is this little beauty here too. I bet you´re just waiting to hold her in your arms. I can´t even imagine not to be able to hug my grandkids every week, if I want to, but I´m so lucky to have all 6 granddaughters just around here, so guess we get a little spoiled this way LOL: I hope, you´ll get to hold sooner than soon, and I promisse, you´ll never be the same again he he he. They really do something to us, and it´s nothing like our own kids was, I can tell

Jennifer fay said...

that is so beautiful. I bet you are counting down the days!

Buttons said...

Awwww, how cute is she!!!! Such a great way to keep a record of her at this early stage. I reckon the journalling part is one of the most important bits as it is the best way helping jog your memory later on. It's such a balance getting the whole thing not to look top heavy. I've been struggling with that myself recently. Hope you get to do lots more of these. Hugs, Jenny x

Tracie Dean said...

I think the page is beautiful. You are always your worst critic.

My ex used to call me chuckles!! So this page has special meaning to me..hahaha

I hope the time passes quickly for you so can be united with your beautiful granddaughter!

Tracie

Marisa Job said...

Awe! This is so precious!! Love her name Lucia!!!! What a cutie she is!!! I hope she gets her grandma's artistic talents!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
I love your text, -describing how, also, my feelings, are with my grandkids...they truly brings a huge amount of light into our lives--more than we ever thought possible.
Your little Lucia is so sweet in your beautiful collage.
xo,Dorthe

Lizzy Hill said...

This is GORGEOUS....very vintagey....& my Grand Son has just been to see his Mum's side of the family in NZ at 6 months & they had THE best time with him...smiling etc...so it will be the PERFECT time to visit. And the weather should be kinder here, then, too:):):)

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colours and textures, and what a beautiful photo of Lucia. I hadn't realised she was actually at the other side of the world... what a wonderful way to stay connected through these beautiful pages you're creating. Quite the opposite of boring - share away!
Alison x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Lucia is such a sweet darling. I love how you combined and decorated the creation.

Sarah said...

Nothing boring about your layout or post. Little Lucia is just precious as are all grandchildren. I share your joy!

Anita Houston said...

Boring??? LOL! No way! Gorgeous and texture filled, and what a doll! Congrats to you Grandma!

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! As I was clicking to the comment page I was thinking of what I was going to say and lo and behold, Paula has typed exactly what I was going to say about counting the days, lol! I know I would be! This is a gorgeous page even if you are not 100% happy with it. I love the colours and all the texture surrounding the adorable photo.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Netty said...

oooh am sure you are ticking off the days until you get to hold her in your arms finally Astrid. Your journal page is created with love and it shines through beautifully. xx

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
Like everyone else, I think this page is fabulous, you have done a magnificent job of the background, it has texture and interest which is subtle enough not to take over from the main image; Lucia.
You may think it's top-heavy, but the journalling as you correctly say is important, when she grows up I am sure she will appreciate what her grandmother has made for her.
I can imagine you are very excited about going to Australia to see her.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Sirutuuli said...

Beautiful page!

chrissies said...

So many things on this page to admire and your grand daughter is so beautiful

Love Chrissie xx

annemarks said...

Lovely page and beautiful photo of Lucia. It must be very hard to be on opposite sides of the world, maybe by the time she's a grandmother they'll be able to beam themselves instantly across !

silentwings said...

Cutiepie!enjoy her!love it!

Ros Crawford said...

I think this is gorgeous!! So much detail ... Beautiful page!

Brooke Kroeger said...

Oh this is sooooo sweet!
Thanks for sharing!
God bless....Brooke

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Bärbel said...

Die Journalseite ist bezaubernd geworden! Ich freue mich, dass Sie mit diesen Seiten das Heranwachsen Lucias verfolgen können und wünsche Ihnen, dass Ihnen die Zeit bis zum Wiedersehen mit ihr schnell vergehen möge.

Sandie Edwards said...

Top heavy? Oh my goodness Astrid, this is just beautiful .... there is nothing wrong, 100% pure beautiful!

Sandie Edwards said...

P.S Isn't she soooo cute!!

Jeannette said...

Oooh Chuckles is very,very cutie and sweet,you have this page wonderful combinadet with all the beautiful details,loove it !!!GEORGUS page.

Have a great weekend :-)

Greetings Jeannette

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