So why am I writing about Art Journaling?
Well because they challenged me to do it.
You see Anna at TillyTom had a pop-up sale on her Facebook page (sale still on!!) where Miss Dove was buying a lovely little Stationary bundle, and with my nicest manners I asked Hubby if I could have one to. Somehow, although I don't think it was my fault, Car ended up with one also.
Then apparently according to the 'rules' when 3 people have the same craft supplies a challenge to create something must begin.
So Saturday afternoon it is and low and behold I have completed the challenge on time.
One Art Journal page using only the crafty supplies from TillyTom + 1 other medium.
I chose a pile of scrap booking papers.
After editing my school reports for the final time this Semester, I cleared down the dinning table and set up my supplies.
Of course I needed to set the boy up with something too otherwise I'd get nothing done!
We were graciously allowed scissor, tape, lead pencil and rubber for sketching and attaching the elements to the paper and so I began.....cautiously at first....
Pleased with the direction it was taking and surprisingly like the image I had in my head, I continued on. Except for the colour of the tree. I couldn't find any brown in the paper pile so I decided to go a little whimsy and chose a bright stripe instead.
I changed a few things around as I went. I'm not sure the purpose of the washi tape near the tree. The one along the bottom would have been enough. The green leaves weren't showing up on the green grass very well so I changed them out too....after they had already been glued down!
I give you 'The Wishing Tree' My first completed Art Journal page.
Life is full of wishes and dreams some more important than others, some less important as time moves on and life moves forward. These are the things on my wishing tree at the moment.
And you can see down the bottom all the leaves from the wishing tree that I have already collected in my life and for them I am very grateful.
Every tree needs something to help it grow, even wishing trees.
I'm looking forward to creating my pages in my Art Journal, when ever the desire arises.