Art Journal Page – Week 3 Documented Life Project

The theme for January is – The blank page and how to face it!

Week 3 – DLP January 17th, 2015
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel

Journal Prompt:

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . .

– Georgia O’Keeffe

This prompt was so much fun for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE COLORS!!! Of course I had a billion more things planned that I didn’t finish because I was playing in my art journal all weekend with colors! My favorite colors are Dylusions ink sprays. 


To get started with the prompt I first played with the warm colors…
Warm Colors

I had fun stamping Dina Wakley’s new stamp set on the background.


Then I played around with cool colors….

Cool Colors

I made so many swatches of color that I decided to create a rainbow of colors separating the warm colors from the cool colors. I just recently learned why it’s not good to mix warm and cool colors at the same time… Because they make mud! You might already know this color concept but if this is new to you…. it’s an awesome revelation! Especially if you are like me and love colors!

Color Swatches

Then I decided that I better get down to business and finish my art journal page with the quote so I grabbed one of my favorite stencils, Dyan’s new star stencil and some of the new Dylusions paints.

Dylussions Paints

Products used:

–  Dylusions Paints Bubblegum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise, Crushed Grape

– Dylusions sprays: Tangerine Dream, London Blue, Cut Grass

– Close to My Heart Stamp Set: Unicorn Dreams

Don't quit your day dream



February Recap Scrap Diva Retreats 2014 Wind Down

Since we are winding down 2014 I thought it would be fun to do a monthly photo recap for the year. If you want to get an email with these updates please click here to sign up. 

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January 2014 Recap

February was another fabulous month for crafting. We had Shonna Bucaroff teach a mixed media workshop weekend. Shonna taught us how to make exciting background pages using acrylics and stencils. This was the first time most of the students had used a Gelli plate and it was a huge success making pages for our gorgeous winged art journal.

Winged Art Journal

I created an awesome day planner and started following Documented Life Project on Facebook. It was so much fun to keep notes and create bits of artwork throughout the year in the planner. I plan on posting a short video sometime in the next month on this.


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Week 44 The Documented Life Project – Painted Leaves & Video

Week 44 challenge– Incorporate Leaves – real, drawn or painted onto your page in a creative way.

This week my neighbor Karen and I figured out we are both part of the Documented Life Project. Each week we are provided with a challenge/prompt to decorate our day planners. I will show you some more pages from my book when I get the chance.

We were so excited that we could create together that we immediately scheduled some time on Saturday to get messy! Kelly leaves

Karen came over and we took off on a local adventure down the street in search of the perfect leaves for our masterpieces. We started out by taping the leaves to our page and then rolled them over with acrylic paints and a brayer.

Painted leaves

We quickly realized the Dylussions sprays worked much better to capture the intricate details of the leaves.

Spray Leaves

Karen in Scrap Diva Retreats

We also had fun stamping leaves in fall colors. I plan on using the extra scraps on Thanksgiving scrapbook pages (stay tuned for more posts)! The fun part was experimenting with different shapes and colors.

Sprayed and Painted Pages

I used this stamped image from the tissue paper and incorporated it into my planner page.

Tissue Paper Leaf

Here’s my final page.


Since Karen is going to Paris soon, she decided to create a Paris in the Fall page. Of course I love her Audrey Hepburn quote “Paris is always a good idea.”

Paris in the Fall- Karen's Page

I hope you enjoyed our adventure and you get a chance to paint some leaves of your own! We highly recommend it.