I used a foam leaf stamp dipped in paint down the other side
These were accented with stitch - in fact I added quite a bit of stitching to this page
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My next page was just paper, some washi tape and stitch
- love how the colours came together in this one. And that's the end of October. I've still been working in November, but thought I would share my thoughts about how long this journal will last....so far the pages look like this sitting in the cover
They are individual pages at present, so I will be backing them together and stitching them over a hinge for binding at the end of this project. So far there are 18 pages backed to make this stack. I would like to keep this project going until the end of the year. That means I have 9 weeks to complete which is about right for weekly spreads in November, and more detailed, if not daily, pages in December as I did in last year's December Daily. I even tried putting a book in the gap that is about the same thickness as the existing pages
Looks about right - and if I need to add a few more pages there's still space for that.
That means that on January 1st I can be looking at a new daily journal and planning ahead for that now has given me perspective on this project and helped me realise that I don't need to think about a separate Christmas journal this year.
See all the posts about my stitched paper daily journal HERE and in my Flickr Set HERE.
In September when I was thinking about my new daily journal I considered using this large (page size 11 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches) sized Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions journal but decided that would be perfect for Life Book 2015.
The Documented Life Project prompts will inform my daily journal from 1st January 2015. Are you looking ahead to projects for next year? I think I need to look at what I want to complete in 2014....