Sunday, January 11, 2015

"New Beginning"

This Is my first year doing the document life project 2015. I am really enjoying the process of building pages and using different mediums, so much different from other crafts of my choice. The documented life project has really taken me to a different place in my life, basically showing my true self and talent.  When I saw the first challenges I was a bit intimidated but as the process went on I started to feel my way through it. It was not as bad as I thought it would be, me coming from being a dedicated scrapbook and elegant card maker this was totally different. As I got a hold of the first one the second one didn't seem as bad. With this challenge I took on a different approach, I am more of a colorful girl using a lot if different colors with flowers lace and bows lol!!  Not for this challenge!! lol!!

For week 2: Art challenge: Gesso
Journal Prompt: "The beginning is always today" by Mary Shelley
I am using the Dylusions art journal by Dyan Reaveley, this is my first year with DLP and I am really enjoying it.  My page is titled "New Beginning" and is written as:
 This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, In its place is something that you have left behind.....let it be something good! 

When I found this quote it just seemed to fit the life of myself and this week challenge as well. Here I was a bit over whelmed because this was a different approach as far as color, I never use black when creating a project, so here I gessoed my pages, painted it using black paint then while waiting for it to dry I got a bit concerned by all that black space and was wondering what was I going to do with it, but really wanting to start over...... I decided to add doodling around the page, doodle in the corner which is something I never did before either, Lol!! Added my butterflies which I adhered down using my Golden matte medium!  I love this stuff!!  I applied some Ranger glossy accent to some of the butterflies to give it just a little gloss to the page and there you have it.  Overall I think this page came out as a hit, and now I can honestly tell myself there's more colors out there in the world besides rainbow colors!!  I'm not afraid anymore!! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by to see my creations!

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