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My shining star

Thursday 16 July 2015

A 10K race and a journal page

Morning all! How are you today? I hope you have a great day and thanks for your comments on yesterdays post. You're all very kind!

Last night I went in for a 10K race at my local athletics club - well when I got there I wondered what on earth I was doing there! It was full of very young (mostly) very fit looking club runners - oh well I thought to myself - somebody has to come last! Anyway - after 62 minutes I didn't quite come last - about 215/222 I think - lol! Still I managed it! Here's a picture of me and my friend Julia once we had finished!

Compare this to the last 10K we did in April at the same club - where the conditions weren't quite so good:

This one took 63 minutes! This was the before picture!  Lol - the finish picture is even worse! The camera got all steamed up in the damp conditions!

Anyway! Onto today's make - its for the Journalling facebook group that I'm part of  - the brief was a different view....

To be honest I had no idea what to do - so I just played and this is what happened! I used Paperbabe stamps and stencils to do the lady, paperartsy paints throughout although I think I used some older pebeo paints to do the hair. 

I used a number of TH stencils and distress inks in the background.

And the fluorish stencil was from Indigo blu.

I would like to enter this into the challenge at paperbabestamps-challenge-16-hair

Hope you have a great Thursday - we are having the last day at school today - what fun!!!! Then its going to be the big summer break!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Well done to you and your friend, you both look like you enjoyed yourself!
    Your page is so beautiful, I love the image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing on the background.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Well done, your page is beautiful Rachel, such gorgeous colours

  3. Well done Rachel, 62 minutes sounds pretty good to me!
    A fabulous journal page - I wouldn't have had a clue what to do for the theme, you did a great job.

  4. Well done to have completed that run and in a great time too. Looks like you both enjoyed it.

  5. Well done on your run Rachel and 62 minutes, such a good time (I'd still be there). I love your page, people are the hardest to draw and paint (I think) but this lady is great I love the colours and what you've written.

    Sue xx

  6. well done on your run! you should be very proud x the pages look great too x

  7. Congrats Rachel on your successful run...well done, lovely journal page as well.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  8. Bravo to you Rachel. You are a trooper, you really are.
    Such a great page, love her hair!

  9. Well done to you both and congratulations on finishing too! I knew you would do it! Great pages and her hair is fab!
    Linda xxx

  10. Well done to you both Rachel, thank goodness the conditions were better than last year, phew, I can hardly run to catch a bus, your so fit. Talented too going by this fabulous journal page, interesting face and your colours and details are teriffic, hugs Kate x

  11. Terrific use of the file folders! Love the colors and fabulous images!

  12. Hi there and good on you for doing these races. Nearest i get to it a jog to the car. Great project. Hope your keeping well. xx

  13. Well done Rachel!
    Great jounal page too!
    Hugs to you & the girls
    Dawn xx

  14. Great journal page and love the sentiment-you look as thought you enjoyed the race though
    Carol x

  15. awww wow I love your journal page i really must get a start on mine lol

    thank you so much for entering the 'Hair' Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps

    Krafty Hugs xx
    Kerrie (Paperbabe DT)


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