Oooh look at me - 6th of the month and I'm already entering the challenge. Makes a refreshing change!
I've had a few comments thanking me for tutorials. Tutorials weren't my intention. I intended to put all of the details in purely to remind myself of how I did something and why. I'm so pleased that helps other people too!
Dawn over on Journal Journeys gave us the challenge on 'friendship' this month. Its a special month as its the twelfth challenge Dawn has given us and she will enter everyone who posts a picture of their entry on her blog via linky a chance to win some blog candy!!
I searched the internet again for some inspiration and I found a quote that says everything that I know makes a friendship a great one. I wanted to get this feeling over on the page so I wanted it to be quiet and not at all busy. This'll all make sense when you see the finished page.
I started off by gessoing the page to cover up the ink from last months challenge that bled through. I'm a messy journaler ;) I started off by blending Shaded Lilac DI onto the page but it was a bit too pale for what I wanted. So I used Picked Raspberry DI (a yummy berry pink colour if you've not got it) around the edge of one page and Dusty Concord around the other. As I continued to blend I noticed that there was a heart appearing on the page where I'd left Shaded Lilac. Its must've been serendipity cos it works perfectly on the page.
I outlined the heart using a Signo uni-ball in black. It mustn't have like working over the gesso and ink cos the ink only flowed intermittently. It just makes it look even more hand drawn. I also drew a couple of lines down each edge of the pages too.
I copied the quote into Word and changed the font to Kristen ITC and made it much bigger and printed it off in grey. I made sure there was plenty of space between each word so I could cut them out. I stuck the words to the page and drew lines around them with the Signo uni-ball and traced the letters with a Sharpie to make it look more like handwriting.
This is truly how I feel about friendship. I can think of no better way to enter this challenge. Also I've never done a journal page where I've made the words the only embellishment.
Thanks for organising this again Dawn :)