On January 9th Jen Hall in the Project Life Australia group shared her layout that she created with mixed media cards she created herself.
They are absolutely beautiful. Mine don't come close as with my hand issues I can't draw or write to a level that allows me to create anything close to her creation but I thought I would share what I created. They are simple but I am happy with them.
They did take me a few days to make due to may hand but they were lots of fun, making 1 or 2 a day was a great way to get creative release without taking too much time from my day.
I grabbed a A3 sheet of 300gsm Watercolour paper (it is from a cheap pad and I have learnt my lesson, don't buy cheap watercolour paper, it is apparently in 2 layers and some of it split apart as it dries). I cut it into 4 6x4 3 3x4 and the rest I cut into ATC size of 2.5x3.5, I think I got 5 of those.
I played on the 2.5x3.5 with backgrounds using my watercolours that the lovely Kerri in the Planner Community RAKed me. I also used one to wipe off my brush on and it wound up with quiet fun colouring on it, I later used this to draw clouds & flowers on and fussy cut them out.
My first play was creating a rainbow, I did this on a 2.5x3.5 and then on a 4x6.
Due to the poor quality of the paper it pilled in areas so I used a butterfly punched from wrapping paper and 3 paper flowers to cover the worst areas.
I created a butterfly trail with black Kindyglitz. Pink buttonw for the flower centres.
I just played with backgrounds at first using watercolours on most and
gelatos on one then I started thinking about those first days of 2016
and what happened in those days so as I added layers I used them to tell
a story on 2 of the cards, this is the first of those cards.
I have used a chevron stencil on the bottom, some paper from her old high school math book, created a car from a damaged book (clear stickles for the window and headlight, later changed the headlight to bling).
Letters are from the first stickers I bought as a scrapbooker over 10 years ago.
I am a big believer in using embellishments to enhance the telling of your story you are telling.
I made mini books with a page from the damaged book and some cardstock.
Used a bubble stencil that I stenciled with some blue paint spray mixed with gesso.
I mixed a lime green gelato with some gesso and stenciled the vine on the card.
The paper wasn't reacting well to so many layers and damage occurred so I covered this with little paper flowers and butterflies punched from wrapping paper.
I used my first attempt at a rainbow on a 2.5x3.5 card to add it to a 3x4 piece of black cardstock to create another card.
A few days ago I decided to attempt keeping a journal, using my computer to type most of my journalling, the 2 bottom cards have wound up in my journal as fold outs. I love them in there.