Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February -The Documented Life and More

I had thumb surgery in January which put a real cramp on my creative endeavors for January and February.  I thought about skipping the February challenges for The Documented Life Project, then I saw a YouTube video by Terri Kahrs at Pringle Hill Studio.  She did a wonderful video using Inktense Pencils and baby wipes.  I love the look the baby wipes give the Inktense pencils.  The video gave my mojo another shove in the right direction.

My background is not as smooth as Terri's but I am very happy with how it turned out.  I decided to make a page that would combine several of the February challenges.  I printed the quote from my Pinterest Board on a recycled page from an old paperback book. I use stencil and gesso to make the border on the page. The bird and flowers on the right hand side are from a Get Well card I received after my surgery.  

The tag is made from a piece of printed card stock on one side and the envelope from my Get Well Card on the other.  I added the tag flap next to the week in my calendar when Scoots had his teeth cleaned.  That is his drunk picture.  Poor boy took hours to get over the anesthesia.  I'm not a big doodler but I did doodle a bit on my calendar page. Over all I had a good time doing four weeks of challenges in a three page spread.

Link to: The Documented Life Project, Art Journal Everyday, Paint Party Friday, Artist Play Room , WOYWW?


  1. I hope your recovery is going well. Your art journal page is so pretty and I love that you upcycled a card envelope. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #7

  2. Sounds like you are on your way back to a full recovery. That journal is fantastic and so full of color. I saw Terri's video, too, but I don't own any of those cool pencils. Your journal looks very similar to hers, really. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  3. Love your colourful pages! Especially the bird one, it's gorgeous!
    RosA # 19

  4. Hope the thumb heals in double-quick time... LOVE your pages - so colourful!!
    Have a happy WOYWW :)
    no. 35

  5. Hi Boo....super bright pages, love them...and must check out the baby wipes technique. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#37

  6. Hi Boo,

    Love your bird page, very pretty. Thanks for the link to the tutorial on baby wipes, more stuff to learn, great!

    Annabelle : )

  7. I am seeing a lot of these journals on the blogs that I am following and I am in love. I might have to start one myself! Thanks for posting this lovely piece of work.

    1. Candy, your writing is so heartfelt. I know a lot of people who doodle or draw around their writing. That would be a great way to start art journaling.

  8. You take it easy and don't over do it. As for those journal pages they look amazing, I will have to check out the links for myself I think.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52
    Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting

  9. I love inktense pencils too. I only have a small set but plan to increase my collection. Thanks for sharing your desk.

  10. Fabulous pages Boo! I am a big fan of Terri's and really enjoyed her class last year in 21 Secrets. The same effect can be achieved with watersoluble crayons/pastels. The colours you've used are wonderful. terri is a HUGE fan of colour, she'll love this :o))

  11. I'm sooooo happy that TwinkleToes2day recommended that I "check out" your pages!!! L-o-v-e, L-o-v-e, L-o-v-e!!! They're bright, beautiful and totally Y-O-U!!! Great job using the Inktense/baby wipe technique!!! Thanks too, for the lovely comments and the shout out!!! Blessings!!! ♥ Terri

  12. Fantastic work! Love your colourful pages.