Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I really like making journals. So many different parts of it appeal to me!
First, I like journals because I've been a journal keeper off and on since I started writing. I think the written word is just so important! It helps you to get all your thoughts out of your head, and when you write them, and think about how to write them, it seems to be so much more! Second, I like to make things that feel useful! I love making cards, but there's a part of me that has that fear that someone is going to look at the card think, "Oh, how pretty," then toss it in the trash. But a journal... those get kept, passed down, inherited, shoot, some journals are awfully famous - who hasn't read Anne Frank's journal? Third, I love to play with my bind it all... and fourth, it's so great to make just anything and when you're done be able to look at it and think, "DUDE, I totally *MADE* that!"
So... on to the details...
Challenge 1 - HERE - color challenge... green, pink, brown (they had fancy names from some line or another, but I'm not sure which company because I don't own their cardstock... so I tried to match up)
*** I used a green cardstock from the stash, the brown dotty type paper is from the FUNKY FAIRY shop - the hope kit, and then added pink in the coloring, pink primas, pink dewdrops, and pink fiber. (I also used some key lime shimmerz for the bracelet, and brown O-wires for the binding.)
Challenge 2 - HERE - sketch challenge...
*** I followed pretty closely - though I used nesties instead of a plain rectangle, and also put in flowers instead of circles, and put the flowers on top instead of behind the image.... maybe I didn't follow so closely after all?
Challenge 3 - HERE - use a Whiff of Joy stamp and a charm
*** I used Musing Melinda (she's so darn cute!) and the charm I used is a pretty little heart/flower combo. I realized after I took the picture and downloaded it that the charm is almost hidden in that pink fiber... I use the charm on the end of the fiber to work as a book mark in the journal.
I hope you can see the sparkly wings and the sparkly bracelet too. I keep trying different things with my photography, but I'm just a total amateur. I think maybe I'll ask for some photography lessons for my birthday.
enjoy your thoughts... and write them down!