I thought this was quite fitting given my weight loss surgery journey has had some drastic and very unforeseen consequences, but has been worth every drama and detour. I used Dylusions paints, Distress Paints and inks, and a favourite StencilGirl Stencil.
I have been doing a weekly art journal page, and some knitting, since my last hospital trip but haven’t really had the energy for paper crafts. I miss it and know doing art is good for me – but the thought of packing and unpacking and just *doing* has been too much. Until today…
I only managed three cards, but that feels like quite an achievement. I used my Stampotique stamps on Stampin’ Up cardstock, and for one I used a Distress Oxide background. The hare was originally on a plain background but I stuck some text on, didn’t like it, removed the text and tore the card base. I was going to throw it out, then thought better of it and just kept going – I think it turned out ok. Are they fairly basic? Yes, but a good feeling all the same.
This week I used Dylusions paints, Simon Says Stamp stamp pad, Ranger embossing ink, Ranger white embossing powder and a bunch of stencils. The original quote referred to God but of course I had to change that…
I’m right back on track with my CMP art journaling and it feels great. Now to get some crafting time in, because that’s part of me being truly well again. I’m not physically 100% yet but I’m getting there – and tending to my mental health is part of the healing process. If I’m not doing art and craft, there’s no way I am totally well…
This page screamed out for glitter, but I don’t use the mucky stuff. What I do have tucked away is some Pipe Dreamink Opals embossing powder – perfect!
I must be feeling better! I’ve caught up with the last few weeks of #ColourMePositive2017. Boy it feels good to be making again 🙂
Dylusions paints, stencils, Distress inks.
I’ve done more in my HIM tribute journal. I’m not trying to match the backgrounds to the lyrics in any real sense. I’m just enjoying reading through the lyrics to find the words that most speak to me, and creating pages with supplies I love.
This week’s page uses Dina Wakley paints, a Stencil Girl stencil and FudeBall pen. I don’t normally include photos, especially of me, in my journal but it seemed appropriate this week.
A few years back I was introduced to the band HIM via the wonderful artist Michelle Ward. Tony and I both loved HIM instantly and have most of their albums. Tony just likes the sound, I think, but there’s something in their lyrics that speaks to my heart. I have often used their words in my journal pages.
Recently they announced a worldwide tour (but, sadly, not to NZ) and that they’re disbanding. I am pleased they’re going on to other creative adventures, but I will miss their presence in my life. I’ve decided to do a small art journal – just 14cm square – featuring all the lyrics that speak so much to me. Here’s the first two pages.
I didn’t get a chance to post last week’s so having wee catch-up. I’ve rediscovered my FW and Pearlescent acrylic inks, which are a nice change from my usual paints. A couple of them had dried out, which is a good reminder to actually use the supplies you love, not just hoard them!