Second on the 2nd

Elizabeth started a fun new monthly challenge this January which is nice since it is only once a month…

you can read all about it on her Altered Book Lover blog

 here is a blast from my art journaling past that I posted back in January 2008

Paint Scraped Journal Pages

“I am drawn to vintage everything, so these pages were a huge departure for me along with being a whole lot of fun.

The Britannica Junior encyclopedia pages make a wonderful canvas and receive paint very well.

Magpie's Nest scraped-paint-journalltinsp

One of the things that made these pages different for me was using images found in everyday magazines/publications.

“Inspired” would be on the left hand spread and “354 check” would be the right hand side of the book. Just above the number is a red label that says “Remove Before Flight”. It could be tricky flying with a peacock on your head!

Magpie's Nest scraped-paint-journalremove

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~Bo Bennett

22 responses to “Second on the 2nd

  1. Wonderful!!! xox

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  2. Very whimsical Patty….I love them.

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  3. I look forward to seeing past posts that I may not have seen. I have to agree with you that it would be tricky flying with a peacock on your head, but it sure would make a statement! 🙂

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  4. Great pages, and I didn’t see them before, so am happy to see them now! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. I also don’t remember this post, so I was thrilled that you took this challenge and posted this lovely spread. I’m just thrilled to be able to see posts I’ve never seen before, because you are such a creative artist.

    Thank you for joining Second on the 2nd. This was a true beauty. It was wonderful to see you used magazine images. You found some lovely ones.

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  6. Lovely pages Patty….Happy New Year!!!

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  7. How nice to have the opportunity to see these pages, Patty. I love the lady with the peacock head-dress! I love that you used everyday images and made them something really surreal and special. xxx

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  8. Hello Patty, what a fun idea Elizabeth had today. I just read hers and came to see yours. How awesome these pages are, great collaging and color!
    I will see what I can rustle up next month if time to do this. I didn’t do anything crafty till just before meeting you ladies but I will try.
    Happy New Year and Happy weekend!

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  9. Fun! You have a very creative mind. I am once again, as with every new year, trying to keep a daily journal. Would like to add all sorts of elements, and magazine cuts should be part of that. I do need to weed out all the magazines I’ve collected. Bit by bit, little by little. Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. Wonderful pages, Patty. They differ quite a lot from those I’ve seen earlie from you.
    The images you used are interesting and give the pages power.
    Great art pieces.
    Have a happy weekend, hugs xx

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  11. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Patty. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2015. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring creations in 2015.
    Florence xx

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  12. Love the painted background Patty, and the collage is fantastic on it!

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  13. well worth a second glance… i remember how you enjoyed working in the enzyclopedia britannica. actually the idea of elizabeth is very good… many things from the past are too beautiful to gather dust in the closet…

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  14. Sounds like a fun idea! I certainly enjoyed your look back today.
    I saw Elizabeth’s post too late to join in but hopefully will next month.

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  15. I love the new pages!! Great fun here Patty- and I lol when I read the quip -remove before flight! perfect!! heheee

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  16. sparkledaysstudio

    Fun to look back isn’t it. Off to visit Elizabeth and see what’s up. xox

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  17. 2008 was just before I started blogging, so your pages are “new to me”. Had to laugh at the peacock on her head and the remove before flight tag. I do hope other join this challenge since it is only once a month. AND it is fun to sometimes look back at the paths we have taken.
    Thanks for stopping by for my look back this month.

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  18. January 2008 , I don`t think we visited back then Patty , so it is fun and exiting to see something from so many years ago. This is bursting with colours and fun thinking, -I would prefer being on the back of the peacock when flying !! Hugs to you this saturday afternoon !
    Dorthe,xx

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  19. if anyone could fly with a peacock headress, it would be you! beautiful! xxoo

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  20. These are two wonderful pages.

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  21. Different to what I associate with your style but Patty, you have carried this off with so effortlessly.
    The peacock on the woman’s head is quite fabulous and the burst of colours on this spread is something to behold.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Super cool. I don’t think I “knew” you back then. What a fun challenge Elizabeth has come up with now. I may play along as well.

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