Thank you for all the anniversary wishes! We went out to dinner and to see "Guardians of the Galaxy" which we both liked a lot and will see the sequel for sure. What a group of characters but a lot of fun! Loved the music.
I have a couple more pages to share from my Documented Life Project planner/journal. First is the week 29 challenge - make a wish list.
I started with paper from the sketchbook I mentioned in my last post and some watercolor paints that I bought at the same store - they are really cheap ones - kind of grainy when you add water, but worth a try and cost something 1 or 2 euros. At this point I didn't have any idea of what I was going to do with the paper.
I had just gone through a purge in my scrapbook supplies and found these Heidi Swapp transparent frames that I bought years ago (maybe old House of 3?)
I also found a page from a vintage ledger and used the lines from it for the title that I made with Kelly Purkey letter stickers on the transparent frame.
Then I sewed the frame to the watercolored paper - the paper clip was handy to hold the two in place! I left my beginning and ending threads long so I could tie a drapey bow with them.
I adhered a vellum envelope to the paper and then adhered the sewn paper to the flap of the envelope.
I added the skinny black dot washi tape, and then it still needed something else, so I found this old piece of an October Afternoon border die cut.
I painted the border with the watercolors and then sewed it on and added cute little birds from rub ons by Tim Holtz Ideology.
I added three little punched hearts (an old EK Success punch) to the top border. On a piece of paper that I sealed inside the envelope I wrote my heart's wishes for myself and my family and my extended family. Only me and God (and God and I) know what they are. :)
A little washi tape and it was added to my book. I love the pop of the watercolor behind the frame.
The next challenge for week 30 was to use receipts, labels, and business cards, smashbook style. This was the week that I traveled to Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City, so I saved some things along the way and made a page out of them. The page itself is the cover of a booklet on what to do in Salt Lake City (it's on the back side of the flap) and then I layered and made a grid-style page out of the things I'd collected. A little washi tape defined the edges of the grid and hinged it into my planner.
There's nothing too complicated or revolutionary about this page but I do love the words that the business cards have on them and the styles of the fonts. The 501 card is actually thin wood veneer, so that adds interesting texture to the page. I think it's really fun and a good reminder of happy memories!
I sure am having fun with it - at the end of the year I'm not going to want to put it away! I'm thinking that maybe I can take the tip-ins out and make a book out of them? We'll see!
Thanks for reading!! Have a great day!