Sunday, August 7, 2011

TGF Heart Journal--week 3

Hi!  It's week 3 of TGF's Heart Journaling.  I hope I can keep up with this weekly journaling.  The assignment this week is to create a 1 or 2 page spread using the concept of gratitude.  The tip of the week is trying to add lots of layers.  My daughter and I decided to make a one page layout since we have the binding in the middle of our books.

My daughter's layout using pastels.  I think she was kind of stuck with the concept of gratitude.  She didn't know quite how to express it on paper.  She added some beads for the sun and a flower in the middle of the TGF stamps.

My layout.  I think I kind of went crazy this week.  I layered on lots of my scraps and didn't really even bother to glue everything down.  I used washi tape to hold most of the papers and used my kids' glue stick for the parts that still stuck up.  Then I used my kids' water colors to paint over some of the papers, mostly shades of green and blue.  I used my leftover bees (Paper Smooches digital stamp) that I thought hadn't printed too well and glued them on.  I water colored them as well.  Then used the frame and sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  I glued some paper flowers with dew drops in the centers, and used some stickles on the bees' wings and also dotted the stickles in random places over the layout.  I used a black sharpie to draw in a frame.  Even though most of this was kind of random, I kind of like it.  Two bee friends in a chaotic garden.  Hehe.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!


Cheryl said...

You guys are doing so great with the art journal, I didn't even realize it was a new week, where is the time going? Nice coloring with the pastels! Great Thank You banner! Yeah, I have to agree, it's a brain twister theme. Cute background and bees! Everything seems to work nicely together even as a hodge podge of papers.

Lorraine said...

So cute that you & your daughter are doing this together! Love her artwork and your bees in the garden. Sounds like you had fun - like a little kid going crazy and just creating - that's how it should be!