Using up my stash
April 8, 2007
Wow, spring really IS here. I know that because I just realized I’m barefoot. I love walking barefoot around the house, but even here it’s too cold for that in winter. This past week was passover holiday, and it was so refreshing. Even though I wasn’t “officially” on holiday, things were much slower, and I had lots of time to play with my paper and paint. I am so happy I finally started using everything in my stash without being afraid. So I managed to get two layouts done, a few ATCs (my first!), a few journal pages, a spread in an altered book, lots of gluing in my magazine glubook and two small booklets of inspiration where I will glue down new ideas, or practice new techniques on a small scale. As you can guess, my house is a mess. Papers, glue, paint, stamps, inks, stickers, boxes, magazines and cut-outs everywhere. But it just means I’m having fun! 🙂
Here are my two LOs. This one was done as part of Corinne Delis‘ online class “Finding You”, which is a wonderful experience. She’s opening the next class in September, so you might want to take a look. I enjoyed the process a lot. I didn’t realize it would take me this long, but I played around with the colors and elements, and my final LO looks completely different from what I was thinking about. I love that.
I enjoyed making the above LO so much, that immediately as I saw the challenge on the How Much Is Too Much blog, I knew I was going to do it. The challenge was to use 1 quote, 2 photos, 3 patterned papers, 4 rub-ons and 5 flowers. Again, I spent many hours on this (probably about 4 hours), but I just LOVE the process – so much thinking, and changing and playing!
Today we start the second week of the “Finding You” workshop, and I already got this week’s prompt and it’s a real challenge. Can’t wait to get started!
1 more day and it’s back to hectic work.
Happy Easter and Chag Sameach!