So, the pages that you see below are some of the first pages that I started doing this in. Any time I used anything green or blue, I put the extra on those two pages. There are also some stamped images from leftover ink on a stamp and even some molding paste scraped on there. Just a hot mess of color and products really! lol
I pulled out some green and purple acrylic paints and started trying to blend the two pages together so that they would work as a two page spread. While I was painting, my little one was beside me and she painted some green and purple on a strip of paper and gave it to me as a special gift. ;-) It matched my page so well and I asked her if I could put it in my journal. She was thrilled! Then, I found an ATC that my friend Jamie made (she sent it along with her beautiful background papers that I received-I share the papers I made here). It was sitting on my counter, because I had shown it off the other day. It matched perfectly, too, so I added it in the top, left corner of my page along with the strip of painted paper by my little one.
So, here is a perfect example of how doing this can really jumpstart a journal page: