Wow it has been 11 weeks and I have not missed one yet.
WEEK 11 - Bloom & Grow
Assignment: Create a spread or a page using the concept of growth. Use any stamps you want, colors, etc. Not necessary to use any TGF stamps, this is YOUR journal, do what you want cuz you rule that journal!
Tip: stuck on what to journal about? Randomly pick a word or phrase and see where it takes you. You'll be surprised at what creativity it will trigger.
I have told you before and I will tell you again, I am NOT an artist, I can't draw my way out of a paper bag.
But this looks pretty good, if I do say so myself, lol.
I tricked you, I am an excellent tracer, lol.
This is my daughters school photo. I photo copied it, flipped it, then traced it.
I then went over the lines with my Copic multi liner and coloured in the image.
Of course I played with the hair...have you ever seen a school photo with wind blown hair ;)
Because the challenge was to do with growth or bloom. I stamped a flower stamp around the edges of the pages. I journaling is about how my girls have grown into women. I love these girls. They make me feel good about myself and they are people that you just want to be around. I look forward to seeing them everyday.
Here is a close up of the drawing/tracing.
When I was doing this Kristy (as it was her school photo) told me she didn't want me to draw her.
I told her "Believe me, when I am done with it, you won't know who the heck it is", lol
Funny, as with the colour of the hair, it looks more like my daughter Ashley.
When I thought I was finished with this page, I thought it looked odd. I forgot to draw on her eyebrows :)
This page is not what I had in mind for this challenge.
I thought I was going to get on this one early (ya right, me, miss procrastinator). But I had a sketch kind of drawn out. I was going to have flowers all over the pages, a mushroom and some fairies. It was suppose to be all mystical.
Nice sketch eh....told you I can't draw, lol.
Those flying turtles are the fairies ;)
Then I was checking out a YouTube video of this woman that draws, colours, paints, real cool pictures of dolls or women. They have big eyes, and they just had me mesmerized.
Of course me being me, I thought "I could draw that", lol.
So here is my sketch on that one.
I couldn't get the shape of the face right, so I turned to Kristy's school photo :)
Onto My Day:
Cleaned up my
Took some business calls.
Put a bid in for some cards and tags that Nicole is auctioning off to help a young man and his family, as he is battling stage 1 cancer and he is only 17.
Ran to the grocery store....It is our Thanksgiving this Monday so I needed a turkey :)
More or less seemed to putter the rest of the day. So no creating for me today.
Waiting for hubby to get home so we can go out and vote.
1. Donated to breast cancer today at the grocery store. I watched a program last night about women who were battling breast cancer. I bawled like a baby. 2 out of the 5 women passed away after.
2. Cleaned my house....I still have a long way to go on that one.
3. Drove Kristy's friend to school again.....also told her to just wait for me to take Kristy in the morning and I will take her as well, lol.
4. Still only had 1/2 can of pop. Yup I will kick the habit by the end of next week...hopefully :)
What are you proud of today?