Saturday, December 9, 2017

Daily Journaling Week 49

Almost at the end of this project. This week I've done a different take on the prompt from the blog for Life Documented 2017 HERE : 
Prompt: Make an envelope or envelopes
Technique: Print on them, gelli them, collage them, paint them 
and combined it with a response to a lesson by Effy Wild
Rather than make an envelope, I've made use of an envelope! I am always looking for ways to include more stitch in my work, so decided to stitch some small leaves with my machine - I have gone over the lines twice and tried out a couple of different designs.
Then I roughly tore around them. This is fairly easy to do since the stitching perforates the paper. The enclosed leaves worked much better than the swirls.
Effy had a tutorial recently about using photos to focus on what feeds your Soul to get you through her Northern Hemisphere Winter, or my Long Hot Summer. She started with a black background and used black and white photos. If you've seen my spreads in this journal lately, you'll know I'm all about colour!  I wanted to start with a base colour with enough depth to add gold highlights later, and to complement the colours in my photographs. Summer holidays are on their way - my boys have finished school this week and I only have another 5 days to go. Can't wait! 
I need the following to make my Summer holidays perfect : Water - drink lots of it, swim in it, walk beside it to recharge
Holidays means I have time to create - and I make sure I do that A LOT
Connection - I love to share my creativity with you here on the blog and in my various class FB groups
I want to have lots of outings with both friends and family - dinners, barbecues, wine, just hanging out together
but alone time is also important to me 
In my previous post, I shared links for finding a Word of the Year. I don't think I'm done with SHINE yet - all of these things enable me to do that
I am really happy with my completed spread. The lesson was a fun reflection on what makes me happy in Summer ♥
You can see all my posts about this project HERE and my Flickr album HERE.


Nancy said...

Lovely journal spread, and clever use of the security envelope!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

What a beautiful spread! I love the BLUE and especially love your stitched embellies!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Thanks Nancy and Michelle - I must remember this stitching more often ♥

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