Elsie describes this page as a pretty home for small fears. I did the background with Heidi Swapp masks and glimmermists, the text was drawn with a purple slickwriter and filled in with a purple smooch (I do not like smooch, it takes AGES to dry and is difficult to apply).
Elsie blogged a pic of a fabby art canvas to remind us of todays online chat. The title of the canvas is "our love is true" and it prompted me to make a journal page (glimmermists and chipboard alphas) "true love" ... hope you like it
Rachel designed a very busy page for this prompt, with a mix of patterned papers and one focal photograph. My page looks much better in real life, the title has somehow got lost in the sea! Finish the sentence, "Be mindful ..."
I am surprised how well this page works turned 90 degrees, it was torn from a magazine. Elsie did a double page spread, with her left hand entirely filled with a busy page from a vintage design book, and the right hand being a sheet of plainer vintage paper that she could write (and doodle) on. Elsie stressed that even if we have had a HORRIBLE day, we need to journal it, and if possible add a positive thought.
I dont feel like making a fabric background, so its my usual glimmermist and chipboard as a mask background. I hope you are enjoying these (no doubt there are MANY more to come). Rachel sewed her photograph and journalling block (made from a scrap of ledger paper) to her page, I used glue dots to attach the ribbon and acrylic journalling block.
A re-occuring theme for Rachel is to use tissue paper as background or lettering to her journal. I dont have any tissue and, since the reason for my journal is to use up my piles of stash, I dont want to buy any more stuff.I do have PILES of chipboard, and a dozen bottles of glimmermists, so that is how I created my title. I used the negative of the chipboard letters as the stencil for the glimmermists, then did one line of journalling. Beautiful use of tissue here and beautiful lettering here
Elsie did a double page spread for this prompt, she somehow managed to find a magazine page showing the aftermath of a party (probably the inspiration for this prompt). I used this fabby magazine page (look at her gorgeous blue polish) held down with fabric tape and I journalled on sticky labels.
My theme was yellow so I used Bazzill stamped with versamark ink. I highlighted two rows of beach huts with Tim Holtz crackle glaze and made the sand out of caviar beads. The third row of huts was stuck to a Tim Holtz fragment with diamond glaze.
I am not afraid of change, change is good. Elsie used paint but I love my glimmer mists and masks so that;s what I used. It is so hot here today, the mists dried a bit too quickly, hence the puddles at the bottom
The idea for this prompt was to "spill some pain" by writing a heartfelt but possibly hurtful message ... then paint over it. I have taken a more scrapbook attitude to my page, by hiding the message behind a pretty photograph
The prompt was to include a drawing, but I decided to use more of my stickers and a pretty journalling spot. Things are very busy presently, I always seem to be checking the calendar and my watch, making sure I am in the right place at the right time.
I am in a very good place ... I love where I now live and it is amazing to watch the season change from cold and wet to warm and sunny ... my safe place is outdoors, I take every opportunity to explore and my camera goes everywhere with me ... my safe place is also behind the camera ... I like to observe and record