Hello everyone! Barb here to host the blog today! I don't know about you, but I absolutely love our Sundays with Sandee series! The woman never runs out of ideas and I LEARN sooooo much from her! I may not have time to try out every single thing, every single week but I am watching and learning! So… when it was time for me to make a journal, I decided to go review a few lessons and put them to practice! You are actually going to laugh when you see how many I used!! The other thing I used a lot of were the Frosted Designs Kits! I pulled a little out of this one, and a little out of that one, and then something from another one… you get the picture!! Isn't that the best part of getting kits?!
I like to have a little notebook that I take with me to church. This is my place to keep any sermon notes, bible verses or any other important words of wisdom so that I have them all in one place. Once I am home, I can look back over my sermon notes and also use it during my devotion time. That is what this little notebook is being used for.
I started with the Mixed Media Journal in the Frosted Designs Store. I love that it is wire bound and has plenty of pages! The size is perfect for fitting into my purse. I used the graph looking paper that was in the "Love is in the Air" Kit (Clean Fun) and cut it to the size of my journal cover. I did all of my work on the paper before I adhered it to the journal. That way I didn't have to worry about mists and paints getting on the journal where I didn't want it.
I started by creating the background using Lindy's Starburst Sprays & Sandee's Lesson #3 - Wax on or Wax off! I loved the way it created the soft blue background! But that was not enough! So, the next lesson I used was Lesson #4 - Going Dotty! I added dots with the Lindy's Starburst (using the dauber top), and stencils (from the November Mixed Media Kit & Shades of Spring Kit.) I also used the Tim Holtz Distress Paint Dauber (Juniper) in the Shades of Spring Kit! The stem of the flower was painted using the Lindy's Magicals that come in our current kit, Beauty of Nature. The Koi water brush was perfect for this!
Lesson #6 - Acrylic Pour and Ink Blots. I didn't actually pour the paint (other than a few splatters) but I liked the way Sandee used the Patterned Paper for her heart. As I was sitting there struggling to figure out what I wanted on the front of my journal (didn't want a cross or a heart) I decided to check out Lesson #8 - Mixing it up! The flower that Sandee had in that lesson inspired me to make the flower but I used patterned paper for mine. The red paper came from the Love is in the Air Kit. I cut out 3 hearts and layered them over each other. I then punched a circle from some paper in the Shades of Spring Kit. I folded the circle in half and used it to hold the "petals" of the flower together! I used the Black Gelly Roll Pen to outline everything.
November Mixed Media Kit and cut out the Journal tag. It was the perfect size to cover up the title I didn't like! :) I then jumped into the next Sandee lesson, #23 - Bar Lettering. I added a few lines on each letter using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker that comes in the Beauty of Nature kit. Inspired by Sandee's Lesson #10 - Cut it Out, I cut the word "take" from the patterned papers in the October Mixed Media Kit. The sticker under the title came from that kit as well. The striped tape under "take" is from the Season of Stars Kit. I seriously love that tape… it ends up on many of my projects!
I'm sorry my post was so long today but I hope it inspires other to get outside their box to try something new! I would love to see what you make! You can share it in our Facebook Group…. there are a lot of amazing ladies who hang out there and are super supportive! Have a great weekend!
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