Monday, August 22, 2011

TGF Heart Journaling--week 5

Hi!  It's week 5 of TGF's Heart Journaling.  I'm amazed that I'm still keeping up with this art journal.  This week's theme is called Pieces of Me (layers and paper piecing).  The tip is to make texture with bubble wrap, old fabric and scrunched up paper.

My daughter's layout.  She used some of my old scraps to create her background and then paper pieced TGF's Princess #3 and the castle from Lizzie Anne stamps.  It was her first time paper piecing and I think she did a great job.

This is my layout.  Sorry for the junk-y picture.  I took it at night but you get the idea.  I used bubble wrap to create the circles in the background.  I pleated some ribbon on the top and bottom, and added a ribbon flower in the corner. 

And at first, I asked each of my kids to pick a stamp that they liked to represent themselves but then I remembered I had this Wild Things set.  I thought my kids' personalities fit some of the animals pretty well so decided to go with those instead.  I picked Fairy Eva for me.

I made this heart using different washi tapes.  I taped them and then cut it with my Cheery Lynn heart die.  Do you see the cute My Melody tapes?!  Saw them and had to get them!  I also got a whole bunch of tape from a Japanese store here when they were 50% off.  

Seems like I haven't been crafting much except to keep up with my art journal.  I'm still trying to get into a routine of doing things during the day when my kids are all in school. 

Thanks for reading and have a great week!


Cheryl said...

Yeah, you guys are doing well keeping up each week! Wow, great paper piecing by your daughter! And great background, love all the colorful scraps! Love your layout! So clever, that wild thing set is cute! Neat background too!

Lorraine said...

Great job with the journals! I agree with Cheryl - great paper piecing by your daughter! She's so crafty! And love your layout - such cute images and love your theme!