…a couple of kids…

with September whizzing by I did not want to miss the chance to join in with Elizabeth’s fun theme of BACK TO SCHOOL over at Art Journal Journey…

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while clearing and organizing I have had lots of ideas on the theme and finally took some time to play…magpies-nest-butterfly-atc

not sure how I know this Will Cobb/Gus Edwards song exactly but I couldn’t get the chorus out of my head… that along with an ATC I created some time ago were my inspiration…

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here is some of what went into this spread:  it began with spray painted book pages… stenciling with super heavy gesso… adding bits of monoprint paper, forget-me-not origami paper and deli print paper used to clean up the plastic doily used for stenciling along with some computer generated words on the right… the white flower trim was something that surfaced in my clean up as well

~♥~

“School days, school days Dear old golden rule days Readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hickory stick You were my queen in calico I was your bashful barefoot beau And you wrote on my slate, “I love you, Joe” When we were a couple of kids.”

24 responses to “…a couple of kids…

  1. Beautiful journal page and I love that song. Glad you were able to join us at AJJ for back to school. Top marks for you again! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. That song took me back a bit. Lovely pages Patty.

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  3. This is a really unique and clever entry for AJJ, Patty. It was so fun to see your take on this theme, and how lovely the spread came together in the end.

    From the looks of things, your craft room is looking very organized. I hope we get to get a tour one of these days. Thanks again for this lovely AJJ entry. It’s very different from any I’ve seen in the past.

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  4. Such a beautiful page, the stenciled background and colours you have chosen are gorgeous! I love that you used nature in this piece as well, I know how you love it so! When I look at this piece it feels very nostalgic, it’s like I’m stepping back in time – breathtaking! Glad you were able to join in the fun at AJJ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! J 🙂

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  5. Just read your comment about not knowing what a timpani is. Some people call them kettle drums, and if you have ever been to a symphony, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard them. They are always in the very back row along with other percussion instruments. They can be tuned to various tones depending on the size of the “drum.”

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  6. I love this Patty. I really enjoyed school growing up. Always thought that first week was so exciting. To see old friends and make new ones. I don;’t think we knew till years later how special those days were. xoxoxo

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  7. Sweet memories were my school time. You chose soft colors to match up with those were the time…

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  8. Glad you were able to join in the fun at AJJ Patty with such an amazing spread! Gorgeous as always and totally your style! ! I adore your style as you knoiw for sure!
    Happy Sunday Patty and thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful pages with us at Art Journal Journey!
    oxo Susi

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  9. Beautiful page Patty. It feels like the back to school season, seeing the skies in September get such a clear sharp blue once the humidity leaves. Although we did have some last week, but now it is crisp and like October. I’ll take this, and I am ready for it. Your free lending library piece back a few months ago inspired my page today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  10. I really love your AJJ page Patty! The background is just gorgeous.
    I think song lyrics getting stuck in one’s head is creativity screaming to get out as it usually leads to creating “something” just to get rid of it…LOL!

    Thanks for the visit and leaving me a comment.

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  11. Beautiful colors and texture with this one. The monarch is a perfect contrast.

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  12. A beautiful background you created with the sprays and after stenciling, dear friend. Also wonderful adds of lovely papers, and the butterfly piece is gorgeous, fitting right in with the forget -me-nots and turquoise tones. The white paper string “frames” it so lovely. Beautiful spread and sentence from the song, which I don`t know. But it takes me many years back 🙂
    Hugs to you, -wonderful to see you again, already. xoxoxo

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  13. What a beautiful journal page, Patty!

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  14. I love how you played with different blue colors and textures. The butterfly
    is a nice eyecatcher an the white elements give a nice contrast. Great!
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  15. So many wonderful memories of going back to school as a child…I loved school! Great pages!

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  16. Your background is gorgeous and all details you added too! Beautiful quote from the song, which I do not know yet.
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

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  17. Hi Patty, I love your pages, very beautiful with favourite colours of mine 🙂 Have a great week, Hugs xx

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  18. Oh Patty! What a beautiful spread – I love these colours and those gorgeous layers had me sighing before I read the words of the song! Hugs, Chrisx

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  19. What a perfect entry in the challenge. Very nostalgic and you are — as I’ve often said — the layer queen!

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  20. these pages are soooo pretty! Love all the layers and textures you create so beautifully. Guess I’ll have that song running thru my head awhile:):)

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  21. Hi Patty, hope all is well at your end of the world.
    I’m sorry I have missed your posts from the last few weeks, so started here to catch up.
    (oh and thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my AJJ school report x ).
    Your spread is really gorgeous and I’m always so glad that I can magnify/zoom in and see all the fabulous details – love the butterfly of course – and the colours.
    I don’t know that song, which is probably just as well as I’ll be singing it for days ha ha 🙂
    Gill xx

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  22. How funny ,that you can’t remember how you know that song- because neither can I ! heehee and now you have it stuck in my head! heehee
    Such a beautiful spread Patty! I love the sprayed or stenciled lace to the left- beautiful! xx
    Happy Fall to you my sweet friend!

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