Monday, January 6, 2014

52 Weeks of Journaling

I'm so excited! I joined Journal52, an online Art Journaling group. One prompt, every Monday, for 52 weeks. I wanted to get back into my scrapbooking and also learn some new techniques using paints. I think this might be the right place! So at least one blog post a week will be my current page.


We were challenged to make our journal covers over the weekend. I chose an 8 x 11 1/2 chipboard cover and went through my materials. I ended up using some of the supplies I bought to make a memory book about my daughter, Amy, who passed away in 2012. I really like the colors and patterns, plus I lean toward vintage in all my creative endeavors.



I went ahead and got my feet wet with a new technique and medium. Using Gesso, which I purchased at Michael's using a 50% off coupon, I papered the chipboard and swiped the Gesso mixed with some acrylic paint over it with a plastic store card (advice from my sister @ Sunshine & Lollipops), then went back and used the plain Gesso to get a two-tone effect. Stamping imagine in the lower right corner and outlining it with a dark brown marker really made it stand out. Adding the butterfly trail (which I have never done) up to the Butterfly embellishment was very whimsical for me but I like it! I found some Sparkle Spritz in my stash and decided to give it a go. It was fun to try something new, and since this is the back of the journal, I am okay with it. I like the glittery look. So, of course I had to go back and add some to the cover...


It's just a little glitz but it really looks pretty in person!

As the weeks go along, I want to incorporate my faith into the journal. I might even make some additions to the cover and back. Any project of mine is always a work-in-progress, right up until I put it in a box and call it done :)

It's not too late to join in, if you are so inclined. Just hop on over to Journal52 and you can get signed right up.  Really. Come on and give it a shot. 

Are you working on any special projects this year?

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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18 comments:

  1. Your journal is going to look very lovely.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! Hope you're enjoying the new year :)

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  2. oh my your cover and back are stunning, it takes talent to create something so wonderful the first go-I LOVE the trail up to your butterfly and look forward to journal posts.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! I've been scrapping for a few years but never used paints and stuff like I did on the back. It was pretty easy and fun.

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  3. That's beautiful, Anne! You are very artistic.

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    1. Thanks,Carrie! I come from a family of artists. Though I've never considered myself as one. But I guess I am :)

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  4. Looks like you have a beautiful start to your 52 Weeks of Journaling project. I hope you enjoy the process of creativity and let your imagination lead the way.

    What a great way to use what you have on hand. This might lead to new crafty projects for you.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! I'm looking forward to it. It's a motivator and not too pressing of one :)

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  5. This is beautiful! It sounds like a wonderful project to be involved in and use your creativity. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I'm out of practice but enjoying getting back into my art.

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  6. Hi Anne! This looks like fun...I am gonna follow along too...Been thinking about you and praying for a blessed 2014!
    Hugs,
    Kelly

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    1. Hey Kelly! I have been thinking about you too!!! I hope your Christmas was blessed and that you are getting along well. Did you join the group?! That would be awesome :) Hugs, my friend!

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  7. I love your journal cover and so look forward to seeing your art work! This journal cover was an EXCELLENT start for the Journal 52 project. I'm so proud of you! xoxox

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    1. Thanks, sister! I love yours too :) It's going to be a great challenge for this year. xoxo

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  8. Anne, I love your work! Could I share some of this on my website and/or FB page? Would love for you to guest blog for me sometime.

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thank you for visiting today and the kind comment. If you will email me at duhpaynes[at]gmail[dot]com with a return email address, I would be happy to discuss this with you. Please include a link to your current blog. Thanks - Anne

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  9. That is beautiful, Anne! I love it. Looking forward to seeing more!

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