Thursday, 29 January 2009

My Journalling Junkie Reader's Challenge 49


I decided to take part this month. If you look on their blog you can take part in the next one if you like...The challenge was to "Describe what you have LOVED & also NOT so much loved about your parenting."

TITLE - LOVE YOU SO MUCH

Journaling reads:- LOVE the hugs & kisses...
the camaraderie...
the "family" jokes...
the animated movies...
the kids' "lingo"...
I can't say I've loved every minute of it & I'm sure you don't expect me to! It's been a great ride tho' & one that will never end (yay!) The fact that my own childhood was marred with sadness spurred me on to create my own fanbase in the form of YOU.
Okay, so at times you may not always be fans, but you know that I love you & always have your best interests at heart. Sometimes that means saying NO but I've decided that life is not a popularity contest & I am first & foremost your parent, then your friend.
don't love so much the early morning school run...
the loud music...
the sibling bickering...
having to share my camera!
repeating myself (repeatedly!)

So thoroughly enjoyed that & like my flower idea (under the O) even if I do say so myself!

I printed my journalling on photo paper for a change, as I had some offcuts. As the white was very stark against the warmer colours I painted on some GOLD then took a wet wipe & rubbed most of it off, leaving a softer effect. This gives a nice semi-glossy finish. I used my DECORATIVE SCISSORS for the first time in years (around the frame & the journalling 'spots') & stuck with a mustard/brown pallette (seems to be a favourite of mine at the moment...). I used bazzill swiss dot (textured) for the background - am LOVING this cardstock ;-) & a couple of blue accents as it's the contrast colour to yellow. I embossed the metal heart with bronze & painted the arrows mustard (sanded first to give them a 'key') & I recoloured my white glitter stickers (& flower edges) to "creamy brown" using an inkpad. I also used this to swipe the edges of my matt.

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click on the image for a magnified version (just in case you didn't know...) I was very happy with how it turned out & have you noticed that I didn't use ANY printed paper & relatively few embellishments so it fitted easily within my (rapidly declining...) scrapbooking budget, lol!

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Great l/o and I think your journalling "paper" idea was very clever. Did you put the paint on before or after you printed it?

Jenny in Durbs said...

Hey Helen glad to see you are back in colour. Still your content is great (colour or not)so I look forward to more. Your l/o is great & you will do well. How do you photograph your l/o so they are so clear I always battle with that. My SIL (in NZ) says put in on the floor & stand over it but then I get shadows etc.Have a great weekend & happy scrapping.

Desire Fourie said...

Love the layout and especially your journaling from the heart, just the way you can do it. Thanks for sharing this distressing technique on glossy photo paper. Hugs from Desire

Monique said...

Love the layout! And your journaling is wonderful, had to smile a few times in recognition...
Have a great day!
Monique