DLP Weeks 49-52 Last Catch Up of 2014

Today i am posting the last pages of the Documented Life Project 2014. I have just seen that they have given a week 53 but i am choosing not to do this page as a year is 52 weeks not 53 plus i am so pleased to have completed this wonderful marathon i really am not up to another page! Not sure i will do the 2015 Challenge, will see how i feel on the day.

November 29, 2014 – Week 49 Challenge – Trace your hand


December 6, 2014 –  Week 50 Challenge – Pick a fantasy vacation spot and make a packing list. Money is NO object!


December 13, 2014 – Week 51 Challenge – Arrows!!


December 20, 2014 – Week 52 Challenge – Document your family holiday tradition.  If you do not celebrate Christmas or a holiday this time of year then choose a holiday that you do celebrate with your family and document that


I also did a few other pages for December.


This is the front page using a sentiment from Dylusions.


The diary page days were made from mini envelopes and lots of scrap paper that needed using,


Hand wrote an index telling me the prompts from each week.


Here is the completed journal, it isn’t possible to close it but it looks great fanned out and it will need another cover as it is falling out of this one.

Hope you don’t mind the lack of description for each page, if there is anything you would like to know please leave a comment and i will get back to you.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this journal take shape, i appreciate all the comments that have been left and i hope you get time to leave a final comment today.

Thanks for dropping by.


November DLP Pages

Time for another catch up of my Documented Life Project pages. not going into too much detail, i do hope you enjoy your visit.

October 11, 2014 – Week 42 Challenge: Stars


October 18, 2014Week 43 Challenge:  Sketch what you see right now.


October 25, 2014 – Week 44 Challenge: Incorporate real or drawn leaves into  your page


October 31, 2014 – Week 45 Challenge:  Add a Tab


Used Tim Holtz pediments die for the tabs, they have secret writing under them. Played with stencils and the bump technique and adding lots of layers.


The Words this month are Thank you



November diary pages.

November 8, 2014 – Week 46 Challenge: Incorporate Fabric onto Your Page


The base of the tea bag has been attached onto a piece of cotton then over stamped with Winter from Stampotique. The stitching was fun to add and tried a new stitch which i will use again.

November 15, 2014 – Week 47 Challenge – Add a map of your town, state or country.  Document about this map.


Did my own thing with Maps. There are many types of maps we follow everyday, the base map is a circuit board which impacts most of our lives in some way. The next layer is a world map because the world is growing smaller and we are all affected by world events. The most important map is our spiritual one, added the Chakras using Gel Medium through Artist Cellar stencils.


The Heart Chakra.

November 22, 2014 – Week 48 Challenge – Depict Gratitude in a creative way.


Had a play with splats, drippage and stencilling. The stamp is a very old one, the stencils are from Jo firth Young for Paper Artsy. Enjoyed stamping through the stencil.

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DLP Week 41 Polka Dots

Loved this weeks prompt over at the Documented Life Project, it made me smile, we are to use Polka Dots on our pages.

October 4, 2014 – Week 41 Challenge: Polka Dots.

Thank you to the DT for their inspiration but there is only one person who i could go to for inspiration that is Yayoi Kusama who is now 85 years old and lives in Japan.  Here is her story, i hope you get some time to go and read about this amazing Woman who is still going strong and designing with some of the best fashion designers in the world like Louis Vuitton.

Spots, dots, circles, splats and splodges, all derivatives of the Polka dot. If you would like to know more about how the Polka Dot came to be read this article. Have really enjoyed researching this wonderful little circle and how it never ends…

By the way no way am i comparing my measly page to the wonderful Kusama, i just like dots.


October Front Page, the word this month is Movement as i am taking some Tai chi classes to try and improve my balance. Birds fly, people dance or walk or move…


October diary pages using scraps to make the tags to write on. The hand held die cut shape is from Fiskars.


Polka Dots are dots that are the same size and used in a repeating pattern. Made the background using portfolio Pastels, a circle stencil i made and a wet wipe to remove some of the colour. A metal washer to make the circles both large and small which i added Uniball Chalk Pens from ASDA and Uniball UniPin Pens to add the details.

I love Kusama’s quotes and added a couple of them to the page.




Hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and have time to leave a comment, thanks for dropping by.


DLP Week 40 Take 3 Colours

The prompt over at the Documented Life Project this week is:

September 27, 2014 – Week 40 Challenge:  Paint or colour with three colours you never use.

Simple challenge for me this week as i dislike using reds, huge swathes of black and yellow shades. this is what i came up with.


Am rather obsessed at the moment in using mop up towels, this one came from a June workshop i did at AFTH in Harrogate with the wonderful and funny Dyan Reaveley, the link takes you to the latest workshops which i would highly recommend.  Most people were throwing their paper towels, i asked if i could keep them and got some very deep colours, i see this one as very deep red/purple.

The next layer was a panel i painted of black acrylic paint so i could use it in a journal spread at some time, the ink has dried shiny but i struggle to use such bold colours, taking a chance today.

The layer above is the Cameo Frame from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, coloured this using Pan Pastels in Hansa Yellow Shade then stamped over the top with Teasels From Woodware and a freebie border from Indigo Blu.

The sentiment is by Lindsay Mason.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this weeks three colours that i really dislike using.

Thanks for dropping by.