Thursday, October 1, 2009

Circle Journaling: Artsy Vintage

Happy first day of October!

The first circle journal I received from the Gauche Alchemy group had a fun theme of "Artsy Vintage". I decided to make a crackle/messy paint effect with red acrylic paint and Elmer's glue. I used pieces of various mixed media color kits from Gauche Alchemy and went back to my tried and true pin-ups. :)





Sorry this post is short but Toot is currently trying to lick my laptop and I'm having flashbacks to that "fried pussycat" from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Gotta run!

26 comments:

Keith said...

These are all wonderful. I love these. Great clip. I hope you've been enjoying your week. Cheers!

Marie Reed said...

I am such a national lampoon's freakazoid! The European Vacation is my fav.... oh zoinks now I'm going to have to go watch it again!You are such a bad influence on me Magster! I'm STILL singing the reading rainbow theme song!

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

I love what did with that journal. It looks so cute, and I love the pin-up girl you used and all the red paint you used! So lovely! :)

Children of the 90s said...

That journal is fabulous! I love it.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Amazing pages - your way with vintage themed pieces is such a delight to behold, sweet dear!

How awesome that you picked up the acorn hat from my last Five for Friday post. I smiled the moment I read your comment - it couldn't be going to a better home. I hope you love it and will share photos with us :)

Many thanks for your thanks, too. I had no idea my post had inspired your Christmas party, that's so extremely touching to know. Bless your heart, honey!

Huge hugs,
♥ Jessica

Jocelyn said...

Love your page...it is so awesome and full of detail!!!! HeHe...I love that scene from the movie...I love that movie!!! Have a great day!!! :)

Carmen said...

I just love this CJ entry! It did make me chuckle - the recipient is one lucky person :D

Melissa said...

FANTASTIC, maggie. I am always so inspired by your vintage stuff...really funky.

Alicia said...

cute journal! and i'm always down for some lampoons!

laterg8r said...

that circle journal entry is awesome :D

love the pinup and the dymo and the glitter.....love it all :D

TxScrapAddict said...

Oh love that!

Lisa said...

The red "messy" look is awesome! Great job...you are very creative!

Callista said...

love the pages!

Toot says, "mmmm...taste like strawberry!"
better keep that laptop away from her! LOL!

Have a great day!

roostreehouse said...

Its like a calling for you isnt it? To make howl. With laughter, not at the moon...
(yet)
YAY OCTOBER!
Oh you lovely doll!
XOXOXOXOXO Rhonda Roo

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous colors and detail here! Love the card and pinup together.
Happy almost weekend!

Crystal said...

omg! that is so freakin' fabulous maggi! you did such an amazing job with my pages and i so want to touch it and feel it and love it! it just rocks! you so captured things i like and i would never have done as good a job! this rocks so hard! love it girl! thank you, thank you, thank you! super duper hugs!

A Vintage Revival said...

That is stellar. I love the way it all came together. I also LOVE christmas vacation, seriously one of my favorite movies EVER

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your attention to detail is terrific. It looks GREAT!
xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS work my dear!!! And hehehehehehehehe Christmas Vacation and Toot licking the laptop...sooooooooooooo not a good combo!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tracey said...

Your too funny!! I love the fried cat video.. can't imagine that happening. Love your book.. it looks like an old detective novel. Very clever and artistic. Love that toot too!

karen said...

stoped by to say hi loved the scrapbook page its right up my alley. The old pics are great great they will look good anywhere. Cant wait to see what else you do with them. maybe there faces on jewelery.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love the pinup, so cute. I love the movie, the clip is great!
xoxo

Maureen said...

that pinup is gorgeousness! just a few minutes ago Gabe was stomping Cheeto Puffs into the ground! Yesterday, he snuck the Halloween sprinkles I bought ($4!) and opened it up...I found him cooking with them on the play stovetop and there was black all over his mouth...he said he was eating "peeeenkuus" (sprinkles)! LOL! I spent an hour scrubbing the playroom and vacuuming but I didn't have the heart to get mad..it ws too cute!

Mo

Ann said...

Ohhhh, yeah, this is FAB!!!!

That's Who I Am said...

WE love Christmas Vacation around here. That's funny...I love the idea of using Elmer's glue on a lo. What will you think of next!!

Jackie said...

Maggi the journal is amazing!