Friday, December 29, 2017

Daily Journaling Week 52 THE END!

For the whole of this year I've followed the prompts of the original Documented Life 2014Week 52 : Document your family holiday tradition AND from the blog for Life Documented 2017 HERE : 
Prompt: Work small - create a small card or tag that can be inserted into your art journal
Technique: Use paint, markers, collage, stamps, etc. to layer – this will add depth and variety to your small piece
I collected together some cool Christmas paper and tags that that I had been gifted and want to keep, and printed off a few photos of our lovely Christmas day to finish the year. 
Our family holiday tradition is to put up our tree and decorate the living areas of our home the first weekend in December 
have presents as a family on Christmas morning
and then gather as many extended family as possible for lunch and the rest of the day. 
My colour scheme was set by my papers and I really enjoyed exploring the prompts of working small and creating layers
Paint through a small stencil, a small sticker, bits of tape, photos printed small...
layers with paper, and also with gift tags. The little star brad enables me to secure a card I want to read in the future by turning it, and reveals another lovely wee tag layered beneath
Small papers edging this stenciled area = a perfect space for words
This year it was our turn to host our extended family and it was a hot and beautiful day -  we ate delicious food at tables outside, had time in the swimming pool, and there were lots of smiles and love ♥ I found the perfect words in an old Christmas card. I know not everyone is as lucky and am full of gratitude for my lovely life.
So this is my last Life Documented 2017 spread
This is the end of this journal - and the end of this project for me. I want to have a bit more freedom next year without being tied to a weekly challenge but I'll probably miss it and especially the lovely online FB community that goes with it. It feels fantastic to see this journal finished and BULGING! 
You can see all my posts about this project HERE and my Flickr album with all the spreads from this journal HERE. Thanks for all your lovely support of this project and your comments here and in the FB group.
Hope you'll keep checking back in with me. Looking forward to sharing lots of new projects next year ♥


Nancy said...

A happy Christmas and all sorts of paper goodness. Your journal looks so inviting to pore through.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Thanks Nancy - bittersweet to farewell it. It's been a lovely journey. Best for you in 2018 ♥

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