The first journal I received to work in was Lisa's - handmade from a beautiful aged hymn book, it felt precious and full of secrets.
Lisa's chosen colour theme is blues ... tranquil, serene and spiritual.
These are the pages I worked on ...
Inspired by the cover of the journal, tied up with it's turquoise ribbon, I teamed my blues with rich chocolate brown and added some ochre tones.
As Lisa and I share a fascination with things hidden, I made a little envelope, and tucked inside a scrap of paper with music notes, a tiny piece of lace, and a blue paper rose.
I also used a slide mailer (bought ages ago just because I loved the look of them) painted and collaged with paper, film negative and a little red felt heart ... it opens to reveal an ornate key and a quote (although sadly my handwriting is nowhere near as beautiful as Lisa's!)