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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Saturday 11 January 2014

Year Long Weekly Challenges #01

I have started a few year long journaling challenges - at last!

Obviously needed to get the right journal (with enough pages). Found just the thing in a local art shop. It is a 14.8cm x 21cm spiral bound, hard covered book with 64 drawing papers of 140gsm. Made in France by Clairefontaine. No idea if it is acid free though? It is bound on the long side (last years was similar sized but bound on the short side - needed a change).

Anyway got to work this morning and even got the Dylusions out and sprayed the pages in blues. They have gone a bit crinkly but have held out well as they were quite wet in the process.

First Challenge - 52 weeks of Psalms and Psalm 1. Great prompt, lots to think about, you get free printable cards which are great. I used a spare pocket I had printed last week and made up the cards like shown. I stuck them to the tag in the pocket.

Second Challenge - Journal 52 - Up, Up and Away. Another good prompt and photos showing the author's journal.

Looks like I am up and running now - phew!


Anonymous said...

This is lovely BJ. I really like that honeycomb stamp in the background on the first page
Karen xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was just at Krisha's blog and have decided to do the Journal 52 project, too. Although I'm not on facebook or flickr, I'm doing it for me. I love how you interpreted UP, up, and away. So much better than anything I'll make!

Dawn said...

Fab pages sweetie, these year long challenges are great fun. I'm off to check out the journal52 thing now tee hee. Hope you are well??
Huge hugs x x x x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I lvoe both pages - that blue is so pretty. I'm a fan of hot air balloons.