At the beginning of the year it is the start for many challenges. I decided to dig into The Documented Life Project 2015 – The Journal. This will keep me busy the whole year – not that I am bored. 🙂 But it is always inspiring to work on a challenge with many people, so many new ideas! I really like journaling, so I thought it could be fun.
As I have a big stash of at least 50 year old vintage photo albums, I used the prettiest one with a real leather cover in bright red!! As my work of the year is sparkle, this is a good start. Isn´t it beautiful?
The Assignment was to use book pages (or anything printed) and be your own goal keeper. Well everyone has good intentions at the beginning of the year, right? Artwise I have many and I keep them under a flap, so only I could see the list. By the way, Bibi Lindahl made the tag, I used for it, I love it so much and was glad to find a good place for it.
I made a little slide show to show all the steps I used. Covering the pages with mostly newspaper and some scraps from the desk, then I gessoed the pages and started building layers with acrylic paint, using stencils, some printed delicate paper, and some stamped images on delicate paper. I could have stamped directly, but the background is not totally even and when I want the stamped images to be crisp I use delicate paper and then glue it to the page. Normally I do not use glitter in my works, but with a word like SPARKLE it was a must. I embossed some stars and the sentiment „Don´t let anyone ever dull your sparkle“ which was just perfect for this page as well as these cheerful „Celestial Dancers“ dancing with the sun, the moon and stars. Makes me want to dance just by looking at them! YAY!!!! If the year goes on as this page suggests it will be grand!
I think this was a good start into the year and really am looking forward to more of this challenge, so far it was a lot of fun. Here is the completed page:
The stamps I used can be found at Rubber Dance
I will also show this post at Moo Mania, because it has a lot of dots on it 🙂
See you soon