Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Document Life Project and Journal 52

The Documented Life Project - week 5

Week 5 challenge was to use a doodled border.  

For the tip in I used a sheet of kraft paper to which I applied a thin coat of gesso.  I didn't want to cover the page and left a border of the kraft paper showing.  I applied some torn pieces of newspaper onto the page with some mat medium.  Then I applied acrylic paint in teal blue and a green. I swooped (is that even a word?) some black gesso onto the page and used the tip of the brush to doodle lines into the paint.  Then I stamped a doodled border on that looks like sewing machine stitching.  A few stamped stars a quote and voila it's a journal page!

Journal 52

Week 4 for this challenge was to create your own character.  The character should reflect something of yourself or someone you admire or could be a completely made-up person.
My ATC for this week has a pretty stamped girl that I placed in front of the Eiffel tower with the words Bon Jour.  I colored her with Inktense pencils and a water brush and the background is inked with Dylusions pink lemonade.  She is a completely made up character that reflects my yearning to visit Paris someday.

Here is my ATC in my weekly planner with it's own little envelope.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Journal 54

Week 3

The prompt for week 3 is You Make Me Smile.

So continuing with my ATC for this challenge I created a sweet little bird. I love the quote I found about smiles.

I first applied a generous coating of gesso to my card which I cut from 90 lb watercolor paper measuring 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in.  Then I added the piece of music paper with the notes using Modge Podge.  Then I drew my little birdie and colored her in with Derwent Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I inked the background with Dylusions inks.  I wrote the quote and found the sticker that seemed to fit right in.  

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Monday, January 20, 2014

A Documented Life - Week 4

Week 4 of A Documented Life Challenge-Write a secret message and then paint over all but one key word.

I focused the page around my word of the year, reflect.  I then wrote the things that I need to reflect on such as family, job, church, friends, etc.  I painted over all but really wanted to keep the word reflect visible.  It all stayed visible so not so secret but that's OK.  I am happy with the page.  I doodled on the page and popped it into the Moleskine.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Journal 52 - Week 2

The Journal 52 prompt this week is Somewhere, a Simple Place.  Here is what Chelle wrote about the prompt:

For this week’s prompt, think of places you love. Maybe it is the library, your home, the kitchen, a garden, the place where you create, a travel destination or being surrounded with family or friends. Maybe your place is imaginary. Think of things you enjoy that are related to places and spaces in your life – or maybe a place you wish existed.

So I just went with the first thing that popped into my head.  Paris.....I have always wanted to go to Paris.  I know it isn't exactly a "simple" place but that is what I wanted to run with.  So here is my ATC with my theme Paris on it.

And here it is with it's own little envelope ready to go into my A Documented Life journal.

That beautiful baby is my 7 week old granddaughter, Lydia.  I am keeping a weekly photo journal of her in this journal also so I can document her as she grows up.  She has already grown so much.  She is my precious angel.  Can't wait til she and Nana can go do fun things together.  Right now I'm just content to hold her and kiss her and make her smile at me.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Challenge!!

As if I don't have enough on my plate, I found another weekly journal challenge.  It is called Journal 52.  I thought I could do this challenge along with my A Documented Life Challenge since it is a weekly one also.  I decided instead of doing a journal page I am going to do an ATC (artist trading card) for each week and put it in a little envelope in my Moleskine journal.  I'll post these each week as well as the challenge for the journal.

I am already behind since I just discovered this challenge but here is my first weeks make.  The challenge was Up, Up and Away!.   I immediately thought of the pretty bird stamp I just got in the mail from Unity Stamps.

I used several different inks to color the background and then used colored pencils to color in the bird.  I added some bling to the bird with some gold dust to add interest.

And here it is added to the Moleskine journal with it's own little envelope.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mail Art

The challenge for week 3 on The Documented Life Project is to use mail art.  I didn't even know what that is so I went to my Pinterst page and searched and found so many lovely art works made on envelopes.  I found a piece of junk mail which I promptly threw away and kept the envelope.  Then I went about transforming it and added it into my journal.

Oh my.  I think I'm hooked.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Documented Life

I am participating in The Documented Life Project.  You can read all about it by visiting the webpage.

The first week we were challenged to paint, draw or otherwise show our front door.

I sketched my front door then colored using Inktense pencils with a waterbrush.  Yes, my door is somewhat pink although the color on the can says Desert Sands.  I attached it into my Moleskine journal with washi tape and began journaling daily.

The second week we were to do a "selfie" and incorporate it into a journal page. This was a bit of a challenge because I am not into the whole "selfie" photo thing.  But I persevered and did it.  Oh and we were to add our Word from the One Little Word project into it also if we were following that project also. I'm not actually formally doing that one but I chose a word for the year to work with myself.  My word is "Reflect"

I have a lot to reflect on this year.  A lot to be thankful for. 

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