Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Documented Life Project.

I know today is Valentines Day and my post should be full of hearts and stuff but it's not a big deal around here so I'm sticking with my regular schedule. I will mention thought that if my dad were still alive he would have been 92 today.

February Theme

Layers You Will Love!
February 7
Art Challenge:  When Not To Stop
Journal Prompt:  "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (Ooh)


For some reason I didn't get started as quickly on this weeks page as I have with the others.  Once I did though I had a lot of fun with it and I dare to say I think this is my best page yet.
For some reason a house stuck in my mind and I knew that I wanted my page to show a house somewhere. Before I even worked on the background I made a house out of a cereal box that I would glue on to the page later. After the house was finished the rest just fell in to place.

When I started working on the background I painted the bottom of the page green and the top blue. At first I wasn't happy with the shade of blue that I used but I thought if I added some yellow in there it might still work.  Then I went and searched for a couple of quotes and wrote them out on paper and cut them up to glue on to the page.  I thought I was done but then had the idea to grab some markers and paint pens and add a little bit more. That's when the black border went on and the orange dots and white swirls. It was at this point that I looked at the page and thought, Ooh, "Don't stop till you get enough, I think I'm there.

Oh and by the way, Gibbs did help me with this one. Take a look at the door on the house. Do you see something that looks like chew marks? While I was working on something else I must have knocked the door on the floor and Gibbs was right there to snag it up. I looked down and saw him with a piece of paper in his mouth. When I took it away from him I realized it was my door. I was going to just make a new one but he worked so hard on destressing that for me that I didn't have the heart to tell him I couldn't use it.

19 comments:

Ginny said...

I LOVE this house! And Gibb's little bite marks really make it special, don't you think? Now we can see that Gibbs was the first visitor to the door. I think this really adds to it!

marie said...

This is great! I love the little house, and the orange dotted flowers were actually the first thing I noticed . Perfect touch!

The distressed door is a pretty nice touch too!

Connie said...

Ann, your pages are getting prettier and prettier with each post. Great journaling.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Connie :)

Ratty said...

You do such good work on your artwork. I can build a computer, but I can't do anything like that.

Christine said...

I always love a house and it is better that Gibbs felt at home to gnaw on the door!
Great work!

crafty cat corner said...

I love this card and the door was improved by Gibbs no end. lol
Briony
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Out on the prairie said...

This is real fresh, I like the rustic door Gibbs.

Sandra said...

good job leaving the toofy marks on the door, gives it Character.. Canine Character.. BOL BOL... I love the flowers most of all and the cheerful roof on the house.. I think my layers have all been revealed and are now sagging to my knees

Grace said...

I admire how your mind works and how what you think becomes real. I do so admire creative people.

BeadedTail said...

You and Gibbs did an excellent job on that page! I love the quotes and they are perfect with the house!

Dee said...

Gibbs added just the right touch to the door...your journal pages are so creative and well done...i really enjoy seeing your artistic endeavors.

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I totally love the wording on your art. have a great Valentine's Day. Katie

Sandee said...

Love this a lot. It's spot on too. You have to live life well in each layer.

Gibbs is such a help. Yes he is.

Have a fabulous day honey. My best to that creative Gibbs. :)

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

Looks great, Ann. Appreciate your creativity.

Debra Dickinson said...

Love bites from Gibbs on Valentine's Day. How special. Thank you Gibbs! Ann, you are one of the most talented people I know - amazing girlfriend. Truly. xxo, d

Sharkbytes said...

The house looks sleepy. I am too.

SweetMarie said...

love the door, it jumps off the page! good job, Gibbs! :) I like how your art has a whimsical look and feel. :)

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Happy Valentine's Day!

hugs,
Marie

Antonella said...

I really love it, the bright flowers keep drawing my eye. You can never go wrong with a house, lol, especially one that Gibbs thought was yummy... Have a great day!
Hugs,
Antonella :-)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful words and images Ann and Gibbs' distressing just gives it a real lived in feeling!

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