Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sketchbook Wednesday with Mrs. Staggs and some bears....
Mrs. Staggs mentioned using a jar for a prompt to inspire a journal page. We have a BIG old Planter's Peanuts jar where I have been throwing pennies for many years. I refer to it as my "rainy day fund" but I suspect that these coins will not take me far nowadays. I do love looking at the jar though. I have always had jars of joins in my life and this is not the only one I have here. Typical Yankee! This is the only "bear market" I am involved in.
Don't forget to click on the photos to make them bigger.
What I did:
I photographed some bears from my collection. One of them I posed in the jar. I printed out the photos on card stock , cut them out, and used them in the design. Right now I love clear glues which are quite cheap and do not cause buckling in paper. Added some embellishments like crepe paper and ribbon. I used brads to attach the page to my journal.
What I learned:
I still do not get good photos and I chose a journal that is so big I cannot get it into a scanner! My opinion is that the colors in this page are prettier in person than they are in a photo.
While I was working on this page, I actually finished another page for another week. I had made so much mess at that point, I figured that I would work while I had the supplies out.
Now I am off to Mrs. Stagg's blog to see the other work!