Each blog post has an action to take and today's action is to create a Gratitude List and add one thing each day for the month of May. I started on my first double page spread in my altered book and stamped the word thankful.
On the table where I'm working I have put a piece of a tablecloth. It's a paper one that looks like linen. It is excellent for cleaning brushes, rollers, stamps etc on to and then at the end you have a serendipitous piece of art which could be used as a cover. I bought this one in Walmart but you can get them in supermarkets here in the UK.
I have decided that I am going to keep my colour scheme simple and where possible I shall only use Distress Inks because I find them easier to control. I have chosen Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry.
I used a stencil to randomly put pattern onto the page.
I used some washi tape to make the 31 numbers I need for the month and added the first thing I'm thankful for.
Then I moved on to the day's page. I took a piece of 90lb watercolour paper from a pad and put a water wash over it before applying some orange and yellow watercolour.
Whilst it was still wet I put the clingfilm on top scrunching it up as I did so.
When it was dry I peeled off the clingfilm and was left with this pattern.
I stamped the word create on my page.
At my local crop I was able to use the new Tim Holtz die that had been bought and I had cut out the shapes from some random bits of scrapbooking paper. I stuck some of it down on my page.
I stamped some flowers with Dylusions stamps on the watercoloured paper but you could draw your own and then cut them out. I stuck them to my page.
I cut out the Bible verse for today and inked the edges before gluing it down.
I added my journaling and stamped an edge to the page.
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