Happy New Year!
I haven't felt much like doing anything the past few days, but this morning I woke up feeling a bit happier and more like making something.
I was inspired by these five things:
1. A lovely pile of Christmas cards.
2. Some fun Christmas pictures.
4. Scrapacat's MIX challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com: Snowy Day with at least two mediums.
5. Kandie's Messy, Mixed and Joyful Challenge on Splitcoatstampers.com: Journal cards made with Christmas cards.
I decided to make a little Junk Journal with some of the Christmas cards, gift card holders, and envelops I received. I filled it with pictures from this Christmas Season.
I started with a large handmade card sent to me by my blogging buddy, Jill. I reinforced the "spine" with some packing tape, gesso, card stock, and Modge Podge. I added on some crinkled tissue paper, few die cuts, paper dolls and some gold paint. I finished it off with some SnowTex.
I have enough cards to make a few other ones so I may do more. Even my hubby loved it.
As for my favorite things: my family, playing with paper and mediums, cards, and friends.
One more page that also fits **Art*Journal*Journey* deals with drawing - I love to do it but faces really get me and I avoid them. I bought myself Jane Davenport's Beautiful Faces book and I have been practicing. I like how my faces came out after the first couple of practice sessions even though they have a lot of flaws. I decided to make them into a journal page about our fears of our our own faces (real and drawn).