I first joined in with Shimelle Laine's Learn Something New Everyday project last September and, as it was such a positive experience, I felt like I really should make the effort to join in once again this year.
Last time round:
- I ended the month with notebook filled with scrappy, art journally pages which I was really happy with. Plus I felt that by creating 30 of them in the month really helped me find my art journaling style. Not only that but ...
- it was during LSNED that I created my 'Art Journal page from Start to Finish' tutorial which remains the most viewed post on my blog and furthermore ...
- it was my LSNED pages which led the editor of Stampington's Art Journaling magazine to ask me to contribute to their Spring issue this year ...
This time round:
- I wanted to try a different format - something other than a notebook which my regular art journaling tends to happen in;
- I also wanted it to be in 'landscape' format rather than 'portrait' ... just because;
... and so my LSNED 2012 project was born ...
My LSNED album consists of:
- 15 folded recipe cards cut in half to make 30 - one for each day of the month;
- a base layer of gesso and acrylic paint either slapped on [very technical process] or sponged through a stencil plus various shades of ink sprayed and flicked around the place;
- a limited colour palette of mainly white, pink, cream and red- just to set myself a challenge;
- a traditional library date stamp;
- an image for each day - cut from my vintage book collection / 'Plundered Pages';
- appropriate wording cut from vintage books;
- half handwritten / half stamped journaling;
- a date at the bottom - cut from the Radio Times;
- plus various paper scraps, stickers and washi tape;
- and they're all stored inside a decorated Collections Elements Creative Folder which I'll share with you on Tuesday in a 'How To' [my 3DJean Design Team project this month].
But for now ... here's how Week One looks:
... and in the meantime you can drop by to have a quick look at the recipe card kits I've put together here.
See you soon.
You can view my pages from Week 2 in a separate blog post here.