Saturday, May 31, 2014

To tunnel or not to tunnel?

A little bored, and a little restless can create it's own dangers when left unattended. After watching a Strathmore video today, I took knife in hand and began to cut a tunnel through my journal;. Mind you, it was only 4 pages, but it was still a little difficult to come up with those 4 pages ( well, 3 actually since one was blank ) to cut into.

This is the first page, the bottom to be more precise. My interactive Princess page, some of you might recall that the crown flips open to reveal hidden journaling behind it.  I knew I wanted one of my eyes to be in the cutout. 

The next page ( with the smallest cutout ) was actually the blank page. So decorating around the cutout was a lot easier than picking pages to make a hole in them. Maybe it's best to do this on all blank pages, but I will have that chance later.

The next page didn't bother me as I never liked the page anyway, I even say so in my journaling...so no brainer here. I think I like it even more with the eye just randomly showing through like that. :)

And the last page, was one that I liked, but for all the work I put into it, it was rather plain and boring. Frankly this whole tunnel concept really changed my pages, and I love how it turned out.

So what do you think? Would you create a tunnel through pages already done? It does take a little nerve...or maybe it's not liking your pages? hmmm...I think I had a little of both emotions going on here!

13 comments:

Melissa said...

I think that adds a very interesting twist to the pages! I am not sure I am brave enough yet to create a tunnel ... but maybe now that you have planted the idea seed, we will see what may (or may not) grow. Thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

I thinkthe whole adventure was cool... and you must have been bored and crazed out of ya mind to cut up your pages!! lmaooooooo I do like the outcome though.. Although my friend.. you will indeed travel this journey.. with me!! I aint cutting up none of sweat n tears!! lmao.. lol I have to see this Strathemore tutorial!

Anna said...

It turned out looking quite neat with the pages you picked out!
I for one would not be brave enough to cut a tunnel through existing pages...but I wouldn't mind planning a series of black pages with cutouts and work around them.

Tommy Jo said...

I would not cut up my work. My word is not BRAVE..haha. That said, I think your tunnel is fabulous!!!

Vicki said...

I must ponder this more. I love what you did. But not sure i could get the same effect. I tend to cut and cut and cut, If I started I would have no pages left. I would try to keep evening them up and on and on and on. I really need lessons in cutting. And for sure lessons in tunneling.

Sue from GJS said...

Very cool!!!

Sandy said...

Oh love that eye looking through them all its fabulous.. What a great effect so going to try this one :)
Sandy :)

Carole Z said...

OOh Sandee this was very brave of you...very...what you have done looks amazing but I think I would be way too fearful of what might happen!! I finally took delivery of "The Art of Whimsical Lettering' and was having fun practicing last night, hugs Carole Z XX

Jean said...

I have not seen this before. I would do it!

Pam said...

I think it turned out great! I would be so afraid to start cutting on already painted pages. You did a great job!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Sharon Estes said...

Love your journal pages. Sorry if my typing is a mess the eyes are still blurry. Love the eye to give a pop one of my favorites. Sending blog love dear friend in the hills.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

This is VERY cool! Your face drawing is just beautiful. I also love the butterfly. It's amazing to see how you've evolved in what you do.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kay

Meggymay said...

A fantastic idea and the resulting pages are awesome.
Yvonne