Life Book 2015 as I've just finished our lesson for this week which was by Lynn Whipple and called: "Jar of Special Favorites". I stuck pretty close to the lesson so no instructions here. You can still sign up for Life Book 2015 yourself if you are interested. All videos from that can be downloaded and saved so you can start at any time.
I had been looking through the pages I have done so far and one very noticeable thing was that almost all the pages feature my favourite warm colours (surprise, surprise!) so for this one I started with the cool ones. But then couldn't resist making the surrounding area pink!
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Time has not been kind to Penicuik Graveyard and as you can tell I took my life into my hands when I ventured in. Fortunately the unstable graveyard memorials didn't get me! I shared the graveyard only with a rabbit but the signs of human disrespect were everywhere, in the form of discarded beer bottles, cans, crisp packages and more disturbing remnants. I had come in search of dereliction (for the DerelictThursday challenge on the Blipfoto site) and oh boy, did I find it!
visiting this particular graveyard with it's fascinating stones quite uplifting.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Specially since this year I have given myself the freedom to do a lot of on-line classes. One of these is the year long Life Book 2015 class and this is the result of one of the classes. I say result but must admit that I veered wildly off course with this page (the original class features a boat!). It was by Mati Rose McDonough (you can see her book in the Now Reading column in the sidebar at the moment) and she was teaching us about gold foiling. And I definitely did that!
The Documented Life Project. Layering, it turns out, is very much my thing and I love doing it. I started off like the class told me with one layer of paint (orange in my case) and added another (pink for me) layer on top. But after that I let go of the class instructions and added lots of other layers, such as glueing on bits of a paper napkin (with roses), stencilling with a variety of circular stencils, stamping (a map of Paris) in the background, ink dribbling, etc. etc. Maybe one of these days I might do some step by step photography of this process if I can find the courage to have my camera anywhere near such frenetic painting activities.
Donna Downey). It reads: "Strenght doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't do". It seemed to resonate with my word of this year which is: Courage.
I have already done the next class for Life Book so you will be seeing that one soon too, and it's something completely different. Watch this space!
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
I'm busily working away on another folding book for which I painted the papers using the gelli plate last week, and now the folding has started as you can see above.
Monday, 23 February 2015
For The Documented Life Project 2015 we are still working with February's theme: Layers you will Love. For this week our art challenge is: Repeating Elements, and the art journalling prompt: It's worth repeating.
Stencilgirl Club stencils to good use. I was going to count the layers but once I get going, I lose track quickly in order to keep the momentum going. There are many layers of stencilling, one of rubber stamping (French text) and one of adding washi tape (also with French text). I dribbled ink on one layer and glued on the 3 stamps (his moment is definitely been and gone!) on yet another. My own handwriting was also added and the Moments word was added towards the end (stamped). I used a split complimentary colour scheme although even I didn't notice that till it was done!