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My Documented Life: Week 42

The challenge for Week 42 in The Documented Life Project was to incorporate STARS onto your page. This turned out better than I thought it would. I really liked the midnight blue background and the white writing. I used some underpaper (the paper I put under my project while I’m working to catch spills, wipe off my paint brush, etc) for the stars.

Have a great day!

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My Documented Life: Week 41

I’m so behind in posting. Life got super busy and then our house was robbed, leaving me without a laptop. Insurance money hasn’t kicked in yet, and I’m borrowing John’s computer to get a few things done.

The challenge for Week 41 in The Documented Life Project was to incorporate Polka Dots into your page. I found some tissue paper with polka dots and glued it on the page as a background. I painted a large tab and layered it over and over, then glued it to the page.

It’s not my favorite, but then I must remember that the challenges are just that…a challenge. It forces me to step out of my comfort zone and do something different. It’s where I find what I like and what I don’t like. It teaches me. It helps me grow. And growing is always a good thing.

Have a great day!

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My Documented Life: Week 32

This week’s challenge in The Documented Life Project was to use a fortune from a fortune cookie. I decided to try one of those little girls that I’ve been seeing others do. Let me just say that faces are kinda hard and shading is not something I know how to do very well. She turned out rather cute with her curly hair, I think. (and yes…I know she doesn’t have arms)

I was also able to incorporate quite a bit of art bits from some Happy Mail I received last week. (the big flowers and the houses) I sure makes my pages look great!

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My Documented Life: Week 31

This week’s DLP challenge was to make a pocket for your page. I have to say my pages turned out way more darker than I wanted. I got some “muddy” places with the paint, so I tried to cover it up using black and white. It isn’t what I really wanted, but that’s part of experimenting. My pocket is made out of a large recipe card, painted pink and blue and stenciled with black gesso. Inside the pocket I put some tags from some Happy Mail I received. Not my favorite spread, but a great learning experience in paint and what colors NOT to mix. 🙂

Have a great day!

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My Documented Life: Week 30

This week’s DLP challenge was to do a “smash” page. I had no idea what a smash page was, so I did some research. Evidently a smash page is a page filled with stuff collected throughout the week…receipts, mail, anything having to do with your week. So I used some receipts (subway, bank, kroger); incorporated some mail (Stencil Girl), a sticker and photo (from Printstagram), and a postcard I had made using some art my daughter had created (postcard made at Vistprint). I took some watered down ink and colored on the white receipts to bring some more color onto the page. Here is my smash-up.

Have a great day!

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My Documented Life: Week 28

I love how this week’s challenge turned out. We were to use an Instagram picture, so I used two. I got the cutest little picture strips from Printsagram and cute some up to use. These pictures of flowers were so colorful, I decided to use them as the focal point of my page. 
I used some of my underpaper (the paper I use to keep my art table clean while I work) and really like the pinks and blues. I tore some some TXU envelopes and glued across the middle, then colored it with some stain…which I also used to make circles in different places around the page. 

Have a great day!

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My Documented Life- Week 27

Here is my take on Week 27 of The Documented Life Project: add a crossword puzzle, suduko, or word challenge. I really like the scalloped border made out of a crossword, and I just did some lettering in the middle of the page. In the 3 page spread, I cut up a greeting card I received a couple of weeks ago. I really like these ladies…reminds me of me and my 2 sisters for some reason.

Have a great weekend!