Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Documented Life Project

Happy Saturday!  

Winter is getting long.   Tired of being cooped up inside. (However, I am enjoying my creative inspiration lately!)  So ready for spring.  It's so cold here, and it's going to get colder!

So glad I have The Documented Life Project to occupy my time this winter.  I am having a blast with it!  I always have created my own style of planner, but it's been fun to add more art to it, instead of just doodles, etc.  I thought I would share my first 5 weeks with you.  If you are interested in joining check out:

Front cover of my 2014 Planner using a Moleskine Weekly Planner
Moleskine weekly journal, covered journal with collaged vintage pages, circle stencils, pieces of paper doilies, acrylic paints, black India Ink and Bic White Paint Marker

I decided to leave all the pages inside the journal.  I glued the extra pages together in the front of the book to make them more sturdy.  I wanted to be able to paint and collage on them, so they needed some extra bulk.

Inside front page

I used various scrap paper, stickers, washi tape, and stamps.  I also had painted a bluebird on a vintage book page using Koi watercolors.  I glued it on the page.

Miscellaneous page
Church bulletin cover, washi tape, misc. scrap papers

Stepping up and out this year.  Trying new things, discovering new places, serving others and enjoying life more in 2014.  This is a visual reminder to myself.

My word for 2014 is:  FEARLESS.  My scripture focus is 
1 John 4:18.  I decided to paint it inside my journal.  Love this page!

acrylic paints, Pitt pen, Neo Color II  watercolor crayons, Bic White Out Marker

WEEK 1 CHALLENGE:  My Front Door

misc. vintage papers, washi tape, stickers, rub on numbers

Week 1 inside view

random bits of scrap paper, sharpie marker paint pens, Sakura Gel Pens, washi tape, painted Snowy Owl on vintage book page with Koi Watercolors.

Week 2 CHALLENGE:  Selfie

Vintage book page, washi tape, stamps, etc.
Week 2 inside view

Week 3 CHALLENGE:  Envelope
First page you see on right side.  I used misc. vintage ephemera, washi tape, etc. to create these pages.  Lots of tilt outs.

Week 3 inside view

Week 4 CHALLENGE:  Secret Message
Card from Parthenon, Nashville, TN (artwork by Phil Ponder)

Week 4 inside view

misc. washi tapes, stickers, etc. used to cover my secret message
Week 4 inside card

Week 5 CHALLENGE:  Doodled Border

Misc. scrap papers, Permaball Pen, Roben-Marie Smith's stamp packaging, stencil, Inktense pencils, washi tape,

Week 5 inside view

Stay WARM!!!!  Hope you liked my creations!