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Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (20th January) Week 3 with Sophie de Cort

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Journaling from Bruges and hugs from Sophie De Cort :

I will try to explain step by step how I journal – doodle – scribble in my journals:
Prompt:  To overcome the blank page. Technique:To incorporate papers, scraps, doodles and scribbles into your page. Quote:“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul!― Amy Leigh Mercree
Most of the time I don’t start with a white page (it freaks me out). My pages will always carry left over paper scraps or paint from previous creations. While I work I will always clean my brushes, stencils on scrap papers or old bed sheets that are on my work surface next to me ; even paint on my fingers will find its way on scraps.
(You see the scrap papers full of paint on my right hand side and a piece of bed sheet linen next to my water bowl).  When I open up a new journaling spread I check the colors that are already down and I will look in my stash if I find something that matches these colors. 



I also dare to work with colo…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (13th January) Week 2 with Juliette Crane

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Theme:  New beginnings - vintage paper/drawings
Prompt:Use a mix of acrylic paints to create your own little piece of heaven.
Techinque:  Serendipity - Search for the Light
Quote: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way, can illuminate the world. Oprah Winfrey

Hi all

So this week the lovely Juliette Crane has shared one of her beautiful you tube tutorials to host for this week's prompt.  Be ready to be blown away, it is wonderful to see how layering using acrylics and vintage papers.  Juliette has many online workshops/tutorials you can find more over on her website http://www.juliettecrane.com/,  Ihttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_AMTcs2aacHWNf7vZH-OVgor over on Instagram: Juliettecrane

I hope you all love it and share away your interpretations from the inspiration here!







Welcome to Life Documented-by Suz 2018 (6th January) Week 1 with Suz Og

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Hello Everyone!  Welcome to a New Year! Claire and I kind of overlapped with our weeks as she did last of the year into first!  To keep things simple this is Week 1 and Claire's previous prompt is the 'Divider Week' or Week 0 or however you wish to label it! If we keep this as Week 1 all will stay on a steady keel!


Theme: Vintage paper/draw
Prompt: Choose a word for the year
Technique: Make a dashboard, card, divider or page with your word on it.
Quote: Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page. -Henry Ward Beecher

I have started each new year with a new word for several years now and it usually just comes to me.  A word that fits with what I want to accomplish. This year I want to have grace.  Grace in the way I treat people and deal with all the things that happen expectedly or unexpectedly.  

I am using a Travelers Notebook this year.  I began by cutting a piece of watercolor paper to the size of my TN insert.   



I decided to turn it…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (January) with Claire Ann Leggett DIVIDER and first few days of the New Year!

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Prompt:  Let the year go - use bits of your stash wild on your first page in your NEW  2018 journal! Technique:  Use your skills to build your page - sew, stick, stamp, stencil..... Quote:  It's time to shine!
Hi all so it's the end of 2017 nearly and the beginning of a brand new year!  I always feel in two minds at this time of year.  It evokes reflection on the year I have had - the highs and the lows - and helps me to put it all into perspective.  As this weekend falls on the last few days of 2017 and the first few days of the New Year I will be creating a divider and a small spread to celebrate the new year celebrations and document the first few days of 2018!
I have decided to create a smaller handmade journal with various signatures - I have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting how I will document this year and have decided to stitch around the outside my pages, I have also added extra tip-ins to allow for extra documenting if needed.  
I have also decided to try and be more t…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 52 with Randi North

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to be the guest artist for the week of Christmas.  2017 is nearing the end, and everyone seems to be slowing down in preparation of the upcoming new year just around the corner.  I drew inspiration from my current personal mission to slow things down and focus on the things that really matter in our little world.  We just suffered a death in the family, and it really forces you to stop and think about the season and the memories you are making with those around you.  It makes you realize that surrounding yourself with tons of people isn’t going to make you happier or celebrate more.  I have decided to focus on the quality of time with the small group of family and friends that mean the most to me.  So, with that said, here is my take on the FESTIVE week ahead.
Prompt: Work small - create a small card or tag that can be inserted into your art journal, planner, etc. Technique: Use paint, markers, collage, stamps, etc. to layer – this will add depth and va…

Welcome to Life Documented 2017 Week 51 with Karen Wall

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Week 51 with Karen Meline Wall -


My name is Karen Wall and I am honored to be this week’s guest for December.I decided to create a page with a festive snowman and his tree.

Theme:  Festive Prompt:  To add 'Sparkle' to your page in whatever way you desire! Technique:  Use paints and other supplies to make your page “sparkle” Quote: “Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle” Items Used: Watercolor Paper Gesso Acrylic Paint Brads (green, red and blue) Cheese Cloth Diamond Dust by Twinklets A Tag Star Stencil Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo and Black Soot Red bows Red and white bakers twine Silver stickles Brown twine type ribbon for the tree Wrinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz
The first thing I did was cut out some watercolor paper to match the size of my Art Journal.  I’ll glue these pages in later.  I added gesso and put gesso on a tag.  I like to use a tag to say what the prompt is for the week.  Next, add acrylic paint.  Use different blues and greens to make a dark sky, and green grass area.  I used a star ste…