This is my compromise to myself. A digital art journal! As much as I love the idea of art journals, and as much as I waste hours looking at other people's amazing creations, I just haven't created one of my own. Too little faith in my own abilities, too little emotional connection to write anything meaningful and beautiful - and inclined to blame the lack of a thousand-and-one art supplies - has meant that I have stubbornly stuck with words.
And even that has been bouncing between mediums. Now, I've decided to give my digital scrapbooking skills a practical use, and this is the first page of the result. It's still going to be more words than anything else, but I'm really loving this technique. I think I've finally clicked on the relaxing aspect that other journalers talk about, but I don't have the grinding OCD obsession with sticky fingers or spills.
For this page I've mixed all sorts of pieces from different designers:
- The alphabet used to create the letters - Tina Chambers from Digital Scrapbook Place
- Flower embellishment - Correen Silke
- Cardboard embellishment - Meryl Bartho from Digital Scrapbook Place
- Green embellishment - Scrap Girls
- Circle embellishment - Bintys Designs
- Notepaper embellishment - Just Jaimee
- Background - Scrap Girls