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Friday, 26 April 2013

ARC April & PPF


Hello, It's Friday horah! I love these challenges. ARC & PPF wonderful challenges and hosted by very talented ladies. It also gives me the chance to have a good nosey through lots of blogs and see what people are creating, which is a bonus!

So my book review is on a book called 'The Preacher' by Camila Lackberg. This scene is how I imagined the opening few pages of the book. There is a little boy who goes playing 'knights' down at the beach in the caves near his home very early in the morning (unbeknown to his parents) and he finds a sleeping woman, or so he thinks, sadly she is never going to wake up. Later as the police arrive and remover her body, two skellington's are found as well which are later to be discovered are two young girls that have been missing over 20yrs. And were dreadfully tortured before they were killed. Is the same murderer back? And what are the family secrets between two related family's one of which was a chef suspect 20 yrs ago but hanged him self, so why have these murders started again and how many more will go missing?

I love a good murder lol I also love that this carries on from a a book called the 'The Ice Princess' that I read last month. Same detective. But I love that in the books life is still going on, it's not all about the murder. Other little real life dramas are going on as well. Erica his girlfriend is pregnant, her sister has left her abusive husband from the last book etc but they are also really good stand alone books, you don't have to read the whole series to know what on earth is going on unlike some. If you like thrillers then yes I would recommend these, but thankful there isn't a lot of detail in the actual violence part so not as horrific as some thrillers and not loads of bad language. But it's no Miss Marple either. I give this book 8/10.  I am also really getting in to Jo Nesbo's Harry hole books, maybe I will review one of these next month lol.



OK on to the journaling. I used some Basic Gray scrapbook paper as a beginning  (Finally trying to make a dent in my paper-stash from my scrap-booking/card-making days lol). I added to it with neo2s I tore some papermania paper up for the main images as I didn't want tidy edges, love the texture this created. Then coloured them in with neo's and a water brush. I then wrote a small review in the sand to remind me of this book. I will hopefully catch up with you throughout the week, in the mean time Have a great week end. Love Dawn xx

36 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely journal pages! Hugs, Valerie

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful collage journal pages and great book reviews too. thanks for sharing

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wondeful Dawn!
great!

Great ARTWORK!
Happy PPF
xxx
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

Miz Katie said...

So cute! :)

Linda said...

so serene and lovely Dawn! Happy PPF!

Juls said...

Fab!! Love all the text detail! Hugs Juls

sara caelen said...

Beautiful page.xxxSara

Karin said...

Beautiful, i have read the book too!

Kim said...

Beautiful journal page! I especially love the colors of the boat. HPPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely landscape with its incorporation of text!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Janet said...

I love a good murder story too! Your journal page is very appealing, hot colours of a summer day at the beach. I like the idea you had of journalling about the book on the sand. A nice touch.

Janet xx

sharon said...

Love the idea of journaling about your reading, the text in the sand brings it is life.

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful Journal pages!
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

WrightStuff said...

Great use of texture. I'm a girl who loves layering with paper too :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I read those books and enjoyed them thoroughly... great weekend reads aren't they... and your illustration is perfect... xx

Giggles said...

Very pretty illustration!

Hugs Giggles

denthe said...

Lovely illustration. I like the collaged textpieces. That book sounds pretty good, I love thrillers. Thnx for the review!

Annabelle said...

I'll have to check out that book : )

Your journal page is vibrant and serene, luv the mast on the boat, gives the idea it's absorbing the sun, beautiful!

Dianne said...

love the texture of words peaking through the paint...happy PPF!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice collage with your stash papers and the text works really well. Thanks for the book reviews. I like a good old fashioned who done it as well, will have the check this author out. Happy PPF

NatashaMay said...

This reads like a fab book. And I like the concept you based your artwork on. I should try this the next time. :)

San @ Made in Hem said...

I wanted to create a scene quite similar to this but had no clue on where to start and ended up doing just the water. Your scene is amazing! ♥
I think I would like this series. I'm off to see if I can get my hands on it right now! :)

Gina said...

Love this page Dawn...the way the boat reflects in the water, and the text showing through on the sails and rocks...hidden secrets surfacing :D XXX

Leialoha said...

Love a great murder mystery with all the characters back stories...thanks for this FAB review. Enjoyed looking at all the layers in your journal page...including writing your thoughts into the sand.

Jez said...

The journal page really represents the way you describe the story starting - calm and peaceful on the outside .... And then the contrast when Wham the bodies are found. At the moment I need happy books to see me through, so although your review sounds so interesting I'll be giving it a miss. Enjoyed the reviiew and artwork ... Oh and the idea of writing some of the review in the sand.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for being so late reading your review this month. I'll try to do better next month. I was in AWE of your spread. I love anything that includes a book page, and of course, Basic Grey is a favorite scrapbook product, although I'm not much of a scrapbooker.

I really enjoyed the book review. It makes me want to see if I can find that book in my library.

Jen said...

Super page and the text is a great idea. Good review too, was thinking not the book for me until you said that the violence was not too graphic. Might look it up.
Jen x

abby j said...

Beautiful journal page for your book, Dawn... sounds like a good mystery series!

SusieJ said...

Wonderful collage! And I love the review! This sounds like my kind of book...and I'm sure you'll love the Jo Nesbo books...I do!
Hugs xx

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your art brings to mind the opening scene of What Dreams May Come... I like it ;-)

Sarah said...

that sounds like a good read, and I love your artwork to accompany it.....especially those rocks on the beach....

Darcy said...

gorgeous page, the text peeping thru is perfect and I love how you continues that on with the handwriting.

Shirley said...

The book sounds intrigueing and your artwork really does represent the story well. I love the colours you have used, they certainly evoke memories for me of when I lived by a very pretty coastline.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely,lyrical art work that seemed to capture the mood of your book perfectly. I am new to ARC. If you have a minute, I'd love you to drop by and take a look at my first review. xxx

Kelly M. Myers said...

Wow Dawn you have so much to look at on your blog! It's really lovely :)

Maz said...

Lovely journal pages - I love seeing text peeking through the layers :) The book sounds good, I may have to add it (and the previous one) to my list! x