Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Year New Journal

Although I still had a couple of pages left in my 2012 journal I wanted to start a fresh.
I like the idea of having a yearly journal to work in to look back and see exactly what I accomplished throughout the year.
This is my first page:
Although I enjoyed the whole calender challenge last year I always felt bad for not filling in all the days so this year i've decided to just make a month page to separate my year.
I'm taking part again in this years Creative Jump Start organised by Nat Kalbach {you can still sign up}
And this page was totally inspired after watching Day #2 Julie Fei-Fan Balzer play with stencils.
This is certainly not my usual style, but something I had been aspiring to, to be more daring with colour, and leave white spaces.. I'm real happy with how it came out.
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I have been a busy little bee the past couple of days,  results of which will appear on my blog in the not to distant future.. Till then.
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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18 comments:

Helen said...

Brilliant, Nicky!!

Gabrielle said...

Love this! I have "signed up" to Kate Crane's calendar challenge for the first time... I wonder if I'll keep writing in it each day too...?! Time will tell! Perhaps your idea of doing the month was a better one!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great page Minxy, and I love your idea of a monthly page without the calendar bit! I did it two years running but dropped out last year as I found the daily thingy too much (and a bit pointless to be honest)but love your idea of just having a monthly page!! Am really enjoying Nat's CJS too! And now you have made me really curious about what your are working on.... I may have a little idea:o)

mandiii20 said...

Beautiful. I must admit I too am scared of 'white space' but you totally rocked it!! Looks great :-)

Sandy Jones said...

IF I start a Journal it will be like this monthly,, not as much stress as daily

mandiii20 said...

Beautiful! I must admit I too am scared of leaving 'white space' but you totally rocked it! Looks great Nicky! :-)

Netrix said...

Really nice Nicky :)

france papillon said...

oooooh fab colors and love the stencils you combined!

xx
france

inkypinkycraft said...

It looks great ..love the colours against the white! What a fab way to start! Hugs trace x

Dawn Paoletta said...

Your pages inspire me! Thanks!

butterfly said...

Love what you've done with this page - fab stencilling, and I love the figure of the woman emerging from it all. Look forward to seeing what else you've been up to!
Alison x

sam21ski said...

Great pages Nicky.

Sam xx

LadyofLostTimes said...

That's what I want to do. (Yearly journal) I haven't signed up for the calendar one but I will be doing it. I found a tiny day planner to do the writing so if I cant do the page yet I still have what I want to put when its done. Love your work as always.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic page Nicky! Gorgeous colours!
Alison xxx

Juls said...

love your journal page!! look forward to seeing more in 2013!! Hugs Juls

Krisha said...

Great journal page and a really good idea for a monthly page. I too tried the daily and couldn't keep up. Can't wait to see February.

Ann said...

Gorgeous page Minxy - love the colours :D
Hugs Ann xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

Great pages. I know what you mean about wanting a journal to be new for the new year. I feel the same way. I've never been able to keep a daily journal or diary, but I do like to keep things from the same year together.