This past week's challenge from Documented Life began with a pocket art card (PAC) prompt : "Add a gratitude", and included another ListTEN prompt. I was inspired by their guest Lois Stoneking who did a cover and put her list inside
I began with an old gift card holder
Check out Lorraine Bell's free tutorial on decorating covers for gift cards HERE which I watched again before I started. Her video inspired me to do some stamping on some under paper before I started.
Then I set to adding layers of paint and stamping, and my dictionary definition of "Gratitude". This is my PAC for the week.
You can see I did use some of the original stamping on the green background- cut out and added to various places. It becomes more than an ordinary PAC once opened :
The ListTEN was supposed to be "things I should never have done" and many approached this light-heartedly (platform shoes, heavy eyeliner). However, I don't believe in looking back :
I've been thinking a lot lately about loving yourself, giving yourself credit for what you do well, self-compassion, being kind to yourself and exploring ways of thinking that encourage personal growth. So I decided to continue the gratitude theme, and list 10 things I love about me! I had a few issues with finding a background light enough to print on. As I was going through my papers, I saw some old calendars and inspiration struck. I trimmed the calendar to A4 to fit through my printer, printed a test list so I knew it would print in the right place, and was very happy with how it turned out. I will need to use these more often :-)
I trimmed and glued my list to some painted card, then edge stitched it and added some sari ribbon to finish
This is the back
And here it is within my "Pocket Art Card" holder
This will of course feature in a later post when I've completed my next spread in my daily art journal. You can find out more about DLP 2016 the unPlanner HERE.
If you want to explore the Self-love idea further, you might enjoy this blog post of links by Hanna called Self-Love & Self-Compassion | Inspiration en masse and check out Tam's YouTube series called Self Love TV.