Ever since I saw Marit's weekly art journal pages, I've wanted to start a journal like that myself. I just didn't quite know how to start. Marit was kind enough to write me an email given me some well needed advice, but still it took me some time to work up the nerve to get started on it. Last week, with the beginning of the new school year, I thought that was the perfect point in time to finally make my first page:
I started off by painting, misting and stamping, and later on added some pics and my journaling. The coloured papers on the left hand side are the papers I used to cover the kids' school books this year. I love being able to preserve little memorabilia like that now!
Now, I like it, I think it's not a bad page for a first timer, but there's definitely room for improvement. So, if any of you out there have some advice you'd like to share with me, please, bring it on, I would love to hear your suggestions!!! For example, I'm thinking the background on which I wrote my text is a bit too dark. I guess this is something I will have to take into account doing my next pages. If there are any other beginner's mistakes you can find on this page, please let me know!
I don't intend to use this many pics every time. It's just a coincidence that I took that many pics last week. That being said, if I do have pics, I will include them, because looking at this page, I realised that this was the exact thing I've always wanted to do ... make some sort of diary completed with pictures. What I've been doing so far with my scrapping is showcase pictures and sometimes add some words, which is working the other way around. In the future, I would love to do both. I would also love to add some personal things in the diary, something I haven't done on this page. So far, it's actually just a daily account of simple facts. I think writing more personal stuff will come in time, when I really get into the journaling, so I'm not too worried about that.
I've learned something about myself as well ... though I'm terrified of using stamps on my pages, when I do use stamps, my favourites are definitely the foam stamps used with an overload of paint, which results in this messy image:
I really love the look of that access of paint ... nice and puffy!
I've been suffering from really bad headaches lately, and this aweful cough I'm having right now doesn't help. Each cough just splits my head right open ... so I haven't been feeling up to doing a lot of scrapping. Let's hope today is different...
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