Friday, June 26, 2015

It's Friday, time again to share an oldie with me.

I don't know about you but this weeks crafty blogging has had a little bit of all sorts.  We've had some stitching with material and felt, some crocheting, water colouring and some card making.  What to share today, well it has to be an oldie.

I thought today I would share something completely different.  A bit of journalling!

Distress inks:  Crushed olive, Peeled paint, Walnut stain and Vintage photo.
The tree trunk I printed from the computer and created a stencil and the leaves I cut by hand in 3 shades of green.  The lettering was done on my cricut with stone script.
The stamps are from PaperArtsy.
The owl is from Sizzix.

I used to join a journaling group every month and we did a diary of the year.  The idea being that each box or in this case a leaf, was a day, you prepare the double spread in advance of each month and then write in it as the month goes on.  You can keep it as a diary or just put your thoughts in on the day.  It is really lovely to look back on what is written in it but I just found it really difficult to keep up with, as well as everything else.  It is a shame as I really enjoyed getting all inky and creative.
It is also something completely different to my normal cards etc...

So what have you got to share with me today?
I'd love it if you did come along and join me this Friday sharing an old craft project that you have made, it can be anything at all.  The more the merrier!
All I ask is that you let me know you've joined me in the comments below, that way I get to come and see what you are sharing too.  All for the joy of crafting of course.
It only remains for me to thank you for playing along and wish you all the very best for the coming weekend.  


Patricia said...

Good morning Erika,
Love your pages and LOVE the great idea.
Every year I say I am going to make a diary of my days ..... Guess what I ever seem to get past the first two weeks of January!!
Have great weekend
Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
oh this is gorgeous.
I love that fab tree,and the way you have cut out those fab leaves.
I am just watching lots of tutorials on journalling, and I will try to create something before long.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a great idea, a leaf for each day and a fabulous journal page Erika. I have never been able to keep a diary for very long either, it starts with good intentions but then I miss a few days and the momentum wains. I'm sharing an oldie today too.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Carol said...

What a wonderful journalling idea Erika and fabulous to look back on over time.Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Hazel said...

Erika,, what a great idea, love the idea of the leafs. Hazel x

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Erika, wonderful journal page, gorgeous image and colours. It's a marvellous idea. I used to keep a written diary, especially when I was in the L'Arche Community, don't know what happened to it though, never thought to do something like this, probably the time factor, have asuper weekend, hugs Kate x

karenlotty said...

Have put my oldie up This idea is a great way of remembering events I (try) to keep a photo journal using Serif I was hoping to post a scrapbook page but techy probs not allowing me