Friday, May 09, 2008

Favorite Things - Just a Few

It's funny how things evolve. This journal page started out as a plain sheet of watercolor paper painted with some lavender acrylic paint which happened to be sitting on my desk leftover from another project. I had bought some Glimmer Mist Spray in Patina a while ago and decided to try it for the first time over the lavendar. I gingerly sprayed a few spritzes and the result was a very fine, hardly noticable mist with a fine sparkle to it. Nice! I found some metal mesh paper in my paper scrap drawers and used it as a stencil to add a little more texture to the background. The blank tag I had purchased earlier in the week with the intent of writing some sort of jounaling on it. It seemed to coordinate well with the colors, so I decided I would probably use it on this page. Then the page just sat there for a few days, empty and blank. Yesterday I was going through my basket,of catalogs, purging some old ones and replacing them with the newest issues that had arrived. I began cutting out images that caught my eye and started randomly placing them on top of the journal page. I moved the cut outs around on the page until I was pleased with the composition and then attached them with a glue stick. I added the blue paper lace, which I purchased from Andrea's One Hundred Wishes Shop. (This paper lace is actually at least twice as wide as what I have used on this page. I trimmed it and saved the other half to use on another project.)
I looked for text in the catalogs that described things I like and then glued them onto the tag. The images on the rest of the page also indicate some my favorites ~ a brightly colored comfy chair, polka dots, pink, lime green and aqua colors, birds, flowers, swirly shapes, black & white checks, hearts, all things French, scented candles, and lots of doodling.
As a result, I ended up with a fun and brightly colored journal page which recorded just a few of my current favorite things as well as my present mood. Now that you've seen what I like, I'd love to hear what YOUR favorite things are.

6 comments:

Babsarella said...

What a terrific page! Love all the wonderful colors and fantastic techniques you used. Great images as well. I think it is really cool to record your favorites and then go back in a few years to see what is the same and what has changed. As far as my favs...Love all the Cavallini products (stamps, stickers, calendars, etc), velvet flowers and leaves, lace, carved buttons, old photos, wallpaper and ledger pages, and uninterrupted time to create (which I never seem to have).

Alison Gibbs said...

That looks wonderful.
So much fun to create
Alison

karin@creativechaos said...

Jeanne...I LOVE this page....

Andrea Singarella said...

I love this idea of "your favorite things" and I love how you used the paper lace! So pretty!

PJ said...

Love your page! My fav things are: birds working hard on their nests, clouds, feeling of school getting out soon, crochet, glass charms, soy yarn....what a good prompt!

Cami said...

Love your AJ pages... Really fun stuff. I have a pile of mags waiting to be cut up. Finding the time though. ugh!!!!!

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