Thursday, October 23, 2014

Memory keeping | Creative Jumpstart 01

When Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan announced their new Creative Jumpstart challenges I decided to play along. The first one was to use both black and white - and color photos on the same layout. I used to use black and white photos all the time, but somehow it hasn´t happened nowadays. 

For my layout I used my color photo to make it stand out. As you can see it is the same photo in black and white and I like it repeated like this. Those are all printed as 3x4" photos.
I used a quote I found by Victoria Erickson that went very well with my journaling about anxiety and how I felt much better when I stopped and took a few photos on a bad afternoon. That is my way to remember how to breathe. I started with typing the title and quote at the bottom of the page and printed it before adding everything else. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Art Journal Tuesday no7

I had really fun making this spread in my Art Journal! I started with white paint and while it began to dry, I made some tape transfers. It is an easy way to make transperencies. You take clear tape and put it over an image or pattern in a magazine and cut around the tape. Then you put it in a bowl of water for about 5 minutes. Then you can easily rub of the paper from the tape and left is a transperency of your image. 

While still a little bit wet, I placed the tapes on the white paint. 

The other fun part was to add paint to the entire spread! I am not a good painter, but it is very meditative to keep adding layers of paint to a page.
The very last thing I did was to add the white letters to a really good quote.

I feel that this is something I will do again!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capturing beauty | Week 2 Noon

Happy Monday and welcome to the second post where I share mine and Amy´s photos for week 2 of our photography project called Capturing Beauty. The prompt was noon and my photos are on the left and Amy´son the right. I love them.

And again, I love them! 

This week is our third and last. We will be Capturing Beauty with night as our prompt.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 39

I still had a few last lists from the #30lists project that went into this week´s spread. This time was one of my favorite with that project!

This spread was mostly done with the backside of cards I knew I wouldn´t use. I get PL cards in the A day in the life kit from Cocoa Daisy and I love most cards, but some is just not my style. I had saved up from a few kits and used just the back where there is usually these colorful frames and journaling lines. I am happy I found a way to use them!

I am happy that I did more journaling this week. I like to look back on that  and the last few weeks I felt in a journaling rut. 

I had an insert this week. We live on an island and our transportation to the mainland is 2 ferryboats. We have recently got a new fancy one (which is not totally working as supposed!) and we had our first autumn storm. Let´s just say it didn´t work out as it was planned to :) Anyway, I did a little mini layout on one side of the insert and then added a newspaper clipping to the back.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Art Journal Tuesday no.6

Here is another peek into my art journal! 

Sometimes we all need a little note to self, right?! I made this with my watercolors and it is addictive! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Capturing Beauty | Week 1 morning

Happy Monday and welcome to the very first post where I share mine and Amy´s photos for week 1 of our photography project called Capturing Beauty. The prompt was morning and my photos are on the left and Amy´s on the right. I love them.

Here is more about this project:

For three weeks in October starting October 6th, we are taking separate photos around a prompt and then will be sharing one photo from each day together on Mondays. I am excited to see if/how our everyday looks alike, if our eyes focus on likely things.

We chose 3 week long prompts:

Week 1: mornings
Week 2: 12 o´clock noon
Week 3: night

Captured Beauty we certainly did...

Friday, October 10, 2014

October Memory keeping challenge: Re-scrap is back!

For two years (2012 and 2013) I had a personal scrapbooking challenge I called Re-Scrap. I wanted to make sure I did more layouts since I was in a rut. I decided to look back into my finsihed albums and pick out three older pages that I liked and use them as inspiration for three new ones each month. That way I knew I would atleast have 3 new pages done every month! I really like the challenge and as I said, did this for two straight years. That gave me 72 new scrapbook pages.

This project also made me more conscious of which stories I wanted to scrapbook. I don´t know why, maybe because I already had the design and could focus more on the actual stories.

In August I posted 10 oldies but goldies on my blog after being challenged to show 10 of my favorite scrapbooking pages and something sparked inside me. I decided to wake the challenge up again and Re-scrap those 10 oldies but goldies in October. 

First I sketched them all out in my notebook. It is easier for me to keep track of everything if it is in my notebook in which I write everyday and can easily bring with me. 

I then choose the stories and photos that would fit on which page. I just stuck a post it note on the back of the photos with the sketches number and got started. I am not kidding when I say that I did 5 of these straight away! It made me happy to work like this again!

I am going to share all the finished pages later this month! I am so excited!