First I want to say thanks to everyone who commented and reached out after my first #1picture1000ishwords post. A lot of emotions I didn't realize I had poured out of one story. That's the power of pictures.
Today I wanted to share an update in my Little Summer Joy album. You might remember my post where I talked about this class I contributed to recently. I had not touched the journal since early June, but last weekend I had a free day so I added a bunch! (as always, I linked to most of the products I used at the end of the post if you want to find them!)
My oldest nephew graduated high school this year. My Dad needed a car mate, so off we went to Illinois! We had 5 hours alone to talk and boy did we. Anyone who knows my father knows he LOVES to talk. I got a bunch of material I want to put into a larger scrapbook page, but added a selfie we took here. Also, can we discuss that MY NEPHEW IS A COLLEGE STUDENT.
Sorry, I'm yelling. Nothing like a graduation to give you ALL the feelings.
It's worth noting that I am using an old Kelly Purkey stamp that I LOVE and have used a million times. Get used to seeing it alot ; ) I was inspired to make the ombre background by the lovely Julie and her Instagram post.
End of June I was in Cincinnati for a work conference. That's my hometown, but when the last day ended early I decided to take a little walk around downtown. I found myself at the Contemporary Arts Center, and it was really inspiring. These giant sculptures are made of fiber, and were part of an exhibit called Passages. They were AMAZING.
I used my Distress Inks to stamp the right hand border and free hand brush the bottom left. I love how they simply compliment the colors of my pictures. I printed out the left hand picture on my home printer and accidentally loaded the printer with copy paper instead of photo paper. I decided to just keep it and added it right into the book (adding the 'just go' stamp). As I edited these pics I realized I forgot to add the date-duh! I went back and added that, just imagine it's there.
Added a little paper, a little tape and some journalling. Easy Peasy. Also forgot to add the dates- I see a trend.
The other picture I printed on copy paper on the right. My first LCFC soccer game on the left. Why yes, that is a dinosaur in my soccer picture. No, he is not the mascot. Soccer fans are crazy, y'all.
One of the lessons in the class challenged me to document some of the little things that made my summer awesome. I had these pictures on my phone and decided to cut them into circles- kind of like pop up thought bubbles on the page! I purposely left lots of space with the intention that I will add more as the summer goes on.
I free hand painted the title with Distress Inks. Impressed ; ) ? ha! It is SO not perfect, but it is something I want to try more of! That ice cream cone is from my most recent Color Cast Design order (you guys, I have a baggie full of tiny ice cream cones and I love them). I added that skinny washi on the right edge as a pop of color.
Thanks for stopping by! I really am enjoying this summer project. It's not too late to join me - all the class content is on the website, so once you sign up you can work at your own pace.
Thanks for stopping by! Michelle
* Products I'm Using: 5x8 Moleskine Notebook / Fine Tip Sharpie Pen / Momento Black Ink / Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral , Turquoise, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed / Yellow Calendar Washi Tape / AC Date Stamp / Tombow Dotted Adhesive