Happy August everyone! Boy did it come quick or what? It may be my age, but I really feel like this year has just flown by! And to boot, I'm ALREADY having to get my girls ready to go back to school...noooooooo! LOL!!! It's not a fun task for me, I think I would rather mop the floor than do back to school shopping!! LOL!! That's pretty bad right? But that being said, it's always nice to get back to a regular schedule even if it does mean back to doing homework and studying!! LOL
I'm trying also to get back on task with my journaling. Sometimes, we get so busy being busy that things we love to do, get pushed to the side. I went and did a big Joann's haul over the weekend and look forward to really getting to use some of the product. All that said, I will share a couple of pages that were inspired by Becky Wentworth!! Becky does some of the prettiest background spreads and I just love all the color she uses and her technique and style! Thanks Becky for your inspiration to others!
Both of these journal pages were done with my Dylusions sprays and both used some of the same stencils, but just in a different way (part of me playing just to see what would happen)! I love the vivid display of Dylusions and how they react to other mediums in different situations. The page on the left I laid down a huge assortment of Dyan's sprays, being careful to not let them mix too much because I wanted each color to be very vivid. That being said I used very little water here and there because we all know what happens when you do that! I then decided to use gesso through some Crafter's Workshop (TCW457, TCW459, TCW372, TCW327) stencils because I wanted to see how it would all react. I was pleasantly surprised! Some did react with the Dylusions and some didn't which gave it a nice feel! I loved what happened. I then finished off the outside and corners with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain Dusty Concord. Kind of fun right?
The one on the right, I wanted to lay down some gesso first and then put Dylusions over top and see how it reacted. I had never done it just based on what others said in vids I had seen, and how it would just sit on top because of the gesso, but I still wanted to try it. I made sure I didn't drown it on because I didn't want a run off and because I had already decided I wanted some white space. I then randomly stamped using some background stamps from Unity Stamps and then used Tim Holtz Distress Stain Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade through some of the same stencils from Crafter's Workshop that I used on the other journal page. Different, yet I liked it as well. I really like that teal and red/orange together! So what do you think?
How is your summer winding down? Are you getting the kiddos ready for back to school, maybe finishing a summer program you were involved in or are you gearing up for a new fall journey? In God's Word it says "Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went." Ezekiel 1:12 It doesn't matter where you have been or really even where you are going as long as you are Christ minded, bended to His will and ready and willing to allow Him to do and purpose His will in and through you! We all go through seasons in our lives and sometimes you have to press through some of those seasons and sometimes those seasons seem to come easier than others or end too fast. But God's grace is there through each and every one! If we just stand strong in faith with arms, heart and mind wide open and ready for action, we will not only honor Him, but be blessed in the process!!