Well, I am tickled pink to say that I did my first layout in well over two years yesterday! Knowing that I had this challenge to complete definitely motivated me to do this page. I sure hope that it helped you create something with fabric on it this week as well!
I made this flower with scraps from my fabric stash :-)
If you would like, share with us if you were able to do this weeks challenge......and be sure to check back tomorrow for the next Idea Jar Prompt! :-)
The other day I was chatting with several of my dear friends on UStream and I was talking about how badly I needed to start scrapbooking again. I don't think that I have done a scrapbook page for over two years now! I started scrapbooking way back in 1996 and it is the one craft that I have always stayed with....well, except for these past two years. lol But, things were very tough at home with our oldest daughter and there for awhile I completely lost all of my desire to do anything creative. Until I discovered art journaling this past April. It has truly saved me, resurrected my creative muse and now it's time to get back to doing some scrapping! But, I need some help getting started again and after several ladies said that they would like to join in with me on my quest to complete some pages I remembered that I had this:
The Idea Jar Prompts was born. lol
I made this Idea Jars ages ago and it's full of pieces of paper that have page starters on them. Some tell you to use a certain tool, or supply, or prompt, etc. So, each Sunday (sorry, I'm already a day late!) I will post the new prompt. You have until Saturday evening to complete the prompt. Just check in here and leave a comment that you finished the prompt. If you have some way to show us your project, then please leave a link in your comment. I would love to see what you make!
Oh and most important, you do not have to do a scrapbook page. Do whatever you want! A card, an art journal page, a scrapbook page, it doesn't matter.....there are no rules here. This is just to help us get something done each week. One page a week is so much more than I have done in the past two years! And those add up to 52 pages in a year and that's way more than I have done in ages.
Okay, enough talk....here's this weeks prompt!
I hope this helps inspire you to create something this week! And, if you want to, check back in here and let us know what you made and share your work if you want to! :-)
Background was made with NeoColor II's, added some stamps from Doodlers & Daters by Paperbag Studios that were stamped on book paper and painted in with distress stains and water colors, blue drip-age is Glimmer Mist and pink drip-age is Jacquard Lumiere paint.....oh and some Glimmer Mist with a stencil from Prima......that's about it I think...... ;-)
I dug out one of my very, very old Stampin' Up! sets called Terrific Tulips and stamped it with acrylic paints....the background was painted with watercolors.....added some NeoColor II's around the edges and splatters and drips of paint.....
I just couldn't resist and had to join along with my other art journaling friends in participating in Dawn Sokol's NaNoJouMo. Each day Dawn will post a prompt and all that you need to do is open your journal and do whatever you can. No stress. No worries. Just open your journal and do something! Anything! It's a great way to get you in your journal each day.......my goal is to do each days prompt during my little guy's nap time.
Day #1's prompt is - Take Flight
I'll try my best to share each days page with you all here.....I have two days to catch up on so be sure to check back because I'll be posting them soon!
Well, this pretty much describes my past two weeks.....lol I've had this phrase run through my head quite often, so when I was working on this page last night, I knew I needed to use it.....
You know, I really thought that this time around, with our second little family that we're having and my more mature age (lol) that I'd have WAY much more patience with my little ones than I actually do.....lol Oh well, live and learn.....hum....that might be my next journal title....lol