Here is my work in progress for my first page in for my 2012 journal Project;
Our instructions were to create 2 pockets/envelopes or sleeves on our actual pages in which we could include inserts or letters to represent both the passing year 2011 and the forthcoming year 2012.
Upon these inserts we decorate them with our present and future chosen words and journal on one to reflect the old 2011 year and for the forthcoming 2012 we should write a letter to ourselves with our dreams, hopes and wishes for the year ahead.
This is my almost finished page, the tags slip out of the ‘tag holders’ with ease, my plan is to journal on the reverse of the 2 tags which I havent yet done.
The background on the journal page was created using various layers of inks and paints which I applied using a sponge to create overlapping layers using punchinella and alphabet stamps, I played around until I was happy with how it looked.
The tags were both created using a Texture Fades embossing folder with my Vagabond, I used a Brilliance Gold inkpad to ink the raised part of the embossed card to add a midas touch. Next I tore the base of tags to add a grungy edge and then glued a piece of vintage scrapbook paper to give them both a straight edge which I then stamped with number stamps to print them with the year 2011 and 2012 to finish.
On the reverse of the tags I glued on plain card stock which I lightly inked for me to add my journalling onto later on today.
The tag holders were created using 2 strips of card which I painted using copper paint to brighten them up a bit then glued them to the journal page, next I glued wings onto the tag holders which I had cut from scrapbook paper using one of my dies in the Alterations range using the Vagabond die cutting machine.
My chosen word for next year is FOUND, and although I didnt conciously pick a word for 2011 I did notice looking back on the old year that the word ‘LOST’ seemed to sum up my feelings, in a sense I guess you could say the word found me and burned into my subconsciousness.
So using a Dymo Embossing Tool, I printed out my 2 words for 2011 and 2012 and affixed them to the centre of the wings on the tag holders to finish.