Saturday, 12 September 2015

Scrapbook journal page

I've had a bit of scrapbook inspired motivation today and created a layout to go in my Journal 52 art journal (I'm still working on 2014 prompts!).  The prompt for this theme was 'Wise Words'. I did some browsing to look for a deep and meaningful quote but decided to go with some words of my own to myself. 
The story behind this page is all about my frustrations at my weight loss progress.  I've been losing  now for a while and although I am just a pound away from losing six stone, I'm getting frustrated as it's coming off soooo slowly !  So I started the page by applying Gesso through a chevron stencil which has worked as a slight resist to the next layer of Gelatos which I've blended with water.  I've stamped text over that and added a torn strip of printed paper. I used spray inks and distress stain to add droplets/splats in the corners. 
 I came across these photos which I'd printed a while ago but done nothing with. The bigger one is from my work ID badge taken in 2010 which was a couple of years before I started my weight loss journey. The other is a passport photo taken earlier this year.  
The title and journalling are a message to myself to remember how much progress I've made, rather than be frustrated at feeling like I should be losing faster. I've finished the page with letter stickers and die cuts, punched butterfly and flowers and touches of Stickles for a bit of girly bling.  

I used the sketch over at Stuck?! challenge blog for inspiration

and am also sharing this over at 'Lasting Memories' where the theme is Mixed Media with a Bold Title.

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Crafting...Esther xx


  1. Fabulous journal prompt Esther and Well Done on the weight loss - that's a brilliant achievement!
    Hugs, Avril xx

  2. Love your journal page. Living in America, I had no idea how much 6 stones is, so I looked it up. Wow, you've done an AMAZING job!! Congrats!


  3. What a great take on the sketch!! I LOVE your mixed media work and the message that you've written to yourself! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  4. Gorgeous page, love the colour and techniques - what a stunning outcome. and wow what a major personal accomplishment too! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  5. Lovely page..I like the colors and the misting. Great job.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  6. Great title and use of all kinds of mixed media on your page. Great story as well! Congrats for how far you have come. :) thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!!

  7. Stunning transformation! Im still trying to lose weight, but finding it very difficult since my thyroid stopped working!! Congratulations on coming so far. Gorgeous layout- love the subtle colours and patterns! Thanks for joining us at LM

  8. What a gorgeous background and the perfect moment in time to scrap! Good for you! Keep it up, love! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Stuck?! Sketches!

  9. I think this page is simply stunning! I truly enjoyed seeing all the different layers you used on your background! The layout just came together so nicely. I am also impressed with your determination, attitude, and progress in your weight loss journey! Hope to see your work again at Lasting Memories!


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