Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Combining it all in one planner - Weeks Six and Seven...

Hi friends!  I'm so excited to share the progress I've been making in my planner journal with you!  I've been busily combining a number of projects and challenges, which is making it tons of fun!  Here's how it's coming along...
(remember you can click on any of the images to see them larger)

WEEK SIX:
The challenge at the Documented Life Project, was to be inspired by something on pinterest.  I chose one of my very fave art journalers, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!  I followed along with this amaaazing video, and here's what I came up with...

 (gesso, dylusions spray ink, acrylic paint, stencils, washi tape, collaged text paper, rubber and foam stamps, paint pens, pitt pens and pilot permaball pen)


Next is the One Little Word page that I shared in this post, and on the right is the first challenge in the Words of Me Project...
 (daily ritual page:  collaged text and gelli printed deli papers, gesso, black sakura glaze pen, paint pens)


...when you open it up, you can see my journaling about the No Excuses topic for February - Sacred Space (the photo is of Jean Michel Basquiat in his studio).  The right side is cut from a magazine...


WEEK SEVEN:
The Documented Life Project Challenge was to pick a shape and repeat it.  I picked hearts for valentines day, and made my tip in short, so you could see the inside page peeking out...
 (background on the planner page (left side) created with gesso and spray ink)


...and the second challenge in the Words of Me project was to create your own mission statement.  I used the free Franklin Covey Mission Statement Builder, and then tweaked it a bit.  You can see it in the middle when you open the hearts flap...

Thursday I will be back to share the pages from Week Eight.

 I hope it's helpful for you to see these pages!  It's a lot of fun to share them!

Resource Links...
The Documented Life Project
No More Excuses Journaling
The Words of Me Project


Thanks so much for visiting me here today!  I really appreciate you!  Have a great rest of the week my friends!!!

7 comments:

Leike said...

Great Blog Shelley my friend !!! Love the graphics, the diagramation of your blog, pictures and all !! wish can fix mine to make it as cool as yours ! Congrats, looking forward to see what else will come .:)

ashley pendergrass said...

I love all of your art, but especially these pages. The bright colors you use make me so happy.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much Leike and Ashley! Your comments make me so happy!

Miss Marple said...

It's amazing how you can combine it all in one Journal! Love it! - Irma

dawn said...

Hi Michelle, WOW WOW WOW!! I don't know how you do it but your pages always come out sooooo AWESOME!!! I love the colors and how you fit it all in and make it flow so nicely together. LOVE THIS!! I love the repeated hearts and the collaged page. So glad your having fun and it shows!

Thanks for the blog visit, made my day to see you there. I can't believe I found another craft to make time for, lol. Will see how it goes but for now it's fun. I probably won't have a post for Friday, my next 3 days are busy. Hoping to catch up again on the journaling in my PL if I can.
Did I tell you that I got the "Kiwi" kit from Joann's, I love the journal cards in it.

Have a good week my friend and can't wait to see what you share next. HUGS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! you have been busy!!! These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeee all the hearts on week 7!!!!

Deanna Anthony said...

Very nice! Love every bit of it! I am new to the art world and am having a blast. I absolutely LOVE looking at all the incredible art at DLP and around the web. I'm learning so much! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!