Saturday, April 23, 2016

Deb's input into Gail's "Life as I see it" Journal.

As per usual, the picture of what I wanted to do for this journal in my head was very different from what ended up on paper. In life we all struggle and face challenges. I've had to keep telling myself lately that I am only responsible for my actions, I cant control everyone else's, so that is why I added this quote. I used a mixture of media from inks, crayons, pencils, markers, acrylic paints, beach sand in impasto paste for the bricks and even pressed flowers that I had been given at Christmas last year along with twigs from my garden. 
start of background, Distress Inks, sprays and acrylics

Swallowtail Stamp with copper embossing powder, filled in with water colour pencils and Pit pens.

Pressed, dried flowers added onto paper with Gel Medium.

stamp stuck on with foam tape.

finished off with more distress acrylics, crackle medium and the quote typed out on an old fashioned labeling machine.

I hope you enjoy this Gail.


  1. What a beautiful spread Deborah. I am sure Gail will love it. How special to include your own pressed flowers. Sorry that I cannot read the quote, became curious after you referred to it. Very special.

  2. Thankyou! It says:
    " at any given moment we have the power to say that this is not how the story ends".
    This is how I'm currently seeing life:)

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  4. Great spread Deb, I think we all have a different version in our imaginations :)

    1. Hi Louise, I think this journal, Life as I see it"is suppose to be in round 2 and I didn't think Deborah was in round 2.


  5. Love the quote and your spread Deb...FAB!!

  6. Love that quote and the layout looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing

  7. Love that quote and the layout looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing

  8. Love Love Love it, Deb it looks fantstic i can't wait to see it


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