Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happier At Home Art Journal - October

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share an art journal page I created in the Happier At Home book for October.  This is a monthly class that I have been taking this year by the talented shabby chic artist Lynn Thune.
Left Page
Right Page

I applied some Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Stain as the base of the pages and then some Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain and spritzed it with some water.  I tinted the ribbon with the same colours and also added some modeling paste, stamps, washi tape,  old book pages for flowers, some ribbon and lace and cut some word strips from words in the chapter of the book.

The chapter for October is about marriage. The photo is of my husband and I on our 14th wedding anniversary this past September.  The handwriting says "I need to be happy with myself so that I can be happy at home".  I truly believe in order to love we have to love ourselves first.  I know as a mother, we put all our family's needs before our own and we have to take time for ourselves. Art journaling is my way of nurturing myself as well as scrapbooking, mixed media and photography. It's just been the past two years or so that I'm not afraid to take time for myself, whether that is creating or getting a pedicure, a manicure or a little vacation alone.

I hope you enjoyed my art journal and thanks for stopping by my blog.  I always appreciate your visits and really love and welcome your comments.  Have a great day!

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