Monday, 26 November 2012

Desert Island Discs Hair

When Sarah's CJ arrived I dismissed some songs and gravitated to others when I read the playlist. However when I played the CD in the car one of the dismissed songs actually jumped to the top of the list. I had originally thought I would do Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb" but I actually ended up with "Hair" from the musical of the same name. I'm not a huge musical fan and this one was a little before my time so I was surprised it ended up being the song I chose. Just goes to show.

The page is designed to go into Sarah's handmade journal which is fab but you can lay it out and work on the two pages as one spread before you attach it to the book. I started with a pale yellow honeycomb paper from a Studio Calico kit. The there was a thin coating of Gesso and finally I used the Studio Calico starburst mask and the texture paste. I coloured the pages with some Neocolor II crayons and then stamped using SU inks in Basic Gray and More Mustard. The stamps are Kaisercraft, Studio Calico and Unity. The hair is some garden twine I keep on my desk that I use for lots of things. It's been on sardine cans and LOs of late and it comes from Tesco's garden section at a bargain price. I love the rough texture of it and here I wanted the springy quality to show and give texture to my "hair". The Studio Calico bee stamp is embossed in gold. I sketched the face using charcoal and deliberately left it blank. Faces are not my strong point. I have folded the page now and stuck it into the journal and it will be heading on it's way this week to Nigel for the next stage. TFL.x


  1. It looks fabulous Sonja - really love the garden twine hair!

  2. A home for fleas
    A hive for bees
    A nest for birds
    There ain't no words
    For the beauty, the splendour, the wonder
    Of my...haiiiirrrrrr :)

    Fantastic page, Sonja, and I'm glad the song grew on you (geddit? :D)

    Advance warning - I think I'm going to need this weekend to finish off my page in Pam's CJ (fabric pages always take me longer than I think they are going to), so I'll most likely be posting on Monday, I hope that isn't an inconvenience for you

    1. No problem at all. Oh fabric I better getting thinking for that one.

  3. Fab Hair!! This is looking great, I so wish I had got my bum in gear for this one!

  4. This is really pretty. I love the layers, the textures, the color! I love the embellishments, too. This is a great contribution to a journal!