2016 Documented Life Project: June


Getting there! Here's June! This first spread was actually the last challenge for May, use a favorite stamp. I found this stamp at Michael's near Christmas one year and couldn't resist. I made little postcards using it and sent them out with all my Christmas cards that year.


This spread wasn't one of the challenges but instead came from the journal pages I made while in Melody Ross's class at Serendipity back in October 2013 (oh yes, we have things tucked away all over the place around here...). The right page was the cover to my journal that weekend! The left, another pretty color spread out of Better Homes & Gardens! I love their color spreads!


This was the week we were able to get home for the summer and stay for a while. Also a very sad week in our history, as this was the week of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando. 49 killed. Postcard on the right from Mati Rose I collected back at my first Artful Journey in 2010.


This week's challenge was to repeat a pattern. I love butterflies, and I love stickers. Combine the two? Heaven. Our List Ten for that month was "words you overuse." My biggest overuse is "awesome." But really, you can never have too much awesome, can you?


The next challenge was to doodle flowers. I started with some notebook paper that one of my girls had sprayed some inks on, added some cut out flowers from an old text page, and then used cut out circles as the centers of my doodled flowers. The green is swirls of paint done with my fingers and then little bits of marker dots over top. This was a busy week! Our SGA Summer Advisor Workshop was that Tuesday-Thursday in Sarasota, and then I headed over to Orlando for the Chi Omega National Convention Thursday-Saturday with a few of my fellow Chi O advisors and officers. Love volunteering with these lovely ladies!


This next challenge was to use tissue paper. I had this pretty polka dotted tissue left over from some gift wrap. I added some separated napkin tissue and a sweet little, perfectly colored book that Livvie had created in her art class. Serendipity as its finest! This was wrap-up year-end budgets week back in the office!


This last challenge before we head into July was to use watercolors. I took the liberty to interpret that a little differently and instead of using actual watercolor paints, I used some watercolor papers. I found these fun little water-colored doilies at Michael's! So that's all for June! For more of my 2016 Documented Life Project, click here.  For 2015, click here, and for 2014 (my favorite), click here.  Check out all the fun stuff the Art to the 5th ladies (creators of the DLP project) have to offer here.

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