Monday, January 27, 2014

Documented Life Project

I have a few smashbooks and I have really wanted to use them, but I just don't know what to do with them. I thought they would make great journals, but kept hitting a wall on how to journal with them. I saw an awesome "Front Door" page on a FB group page I follow. She posted that she was doing the "Documented Life Project". I goggled it, found it and immediately jumped in the fun! Here are my entries for it so far:

First, Here is my altered smashbook!
 Prompt One: My Front Door. I took a picture of my front door, glimmer misted it, added bling and flowers and stamped a wreath. I love my security screen. It allows me to see out and no one to see in.
 Prompt Two: Selfie. I confess that I groaned when I learned what the prompt was. I am so tired of selfies. I am sorry, but the "Book of Me" albums have been so overdone in my opinion that the last thing I wanted to do was another page with my mug on it. Instead I used my stamps to showcase things about me, without putting my picture on it. I kind of like it....
 Prompt Three: Use a mail Envelope. This is my very favorite page so far! I received a beautiful mail art piece from a friend I made on FB and knew it needed to be the center of my page. She stamped three images on the back of it. I simply cut them out, colored them in and distressed the edges. The stamps were off of a letter my brother sent me.
 Prompt Four: Write a sentence or quote and paint over all but one word. I cheated. I left two words unpainted. My saying is "Work hard on yourself. Don't be hard on yourself." I really like the quote, but I wish I would have not added the blue paint. I am not happy with the effect. I do like everything else about it though :-)
Until next time: HAPPY CRAFTING!


Marlene said...

What a cool idea. Love all the art and your cover....WOW! Keep us posted as you continue on, love this!

VanessaB said...

very cool. reminds me of artwork in the magazine rubber stamp madness. wonder if that mag still exists. I should look! I never could do it, really, but I always loved looking at it. :)