Friday, July 22, 2011

Make it Monday #24 / Journey


I love the whole theory of dry brushing but I will admit I probably should have used paint vs an inker and the canvas sucked it right up so the brush marks are not as present as if I did it on paper with paint but I wanted to use the canvas. I also did the dry brushing on the cardboard but it is hard to see.

My friend is going through a tough time right now and it is indeed going to be a journey so I thought I would make her a journal to help her move into the next phase of life.
  I do not even know how many times I have used this stamp "JOURNEY" I love it!!!    
  I could do a whole book on my journey of waking up every morning being Anton's mom, will he shoot me in the head today with his Iron Man missile or do I get off the hook with one of his Star Wars talking toys in my ear or the best of all him tapping me and saying he loves me .......
 I love that boy
 but it does hurt when he chooses the missiles because he gets me in the head and there are 7......
 he makes me laugh!!!


 
I stamped on all the pages on the inside using Daydreamer, Happy Trails, and Mini Year of Flowers series, the stamping went pretty fast and it really added a nice touch to the overall book. 
Here are 2 of the inside pages.




12 comments:

Lindsay said...

I think it is fabulous Sue Ann! This will surely put a smile on her face!

Lisa said...

What a thoughtful friend you are, she's sure to love it. Great job on the dry brushing and super project!!

Terri said...

What a great gift. I bet your friend will love it.

Amy said...

Sue Ann, you are one of the most thoughtful people I know. Your friend will absolutely love this work of art! I LOVE it! Hope you are enjoying your summer! It is HOT here! Today it was 105!

Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

WOW...the cover of this journal is amazing...you did an excellent job and it will make an excellent gift. :)

Sheri said...

What a nice gift. I see you are a Papertrey Ink junkie too. Love their stamps! Love their everything!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous journal Sue Ann! Love all the scalloped trim and that fabric flower is beautiful! All that sweet stamping on the pages looks darling! I hope you enjoy every moment with your little man because they grow up way too fast:(

Mad for Paper said...

what a beautiful journal. I am sure your friend will be very touched by it.
TFS
Ang

Nadine said...

You're such a sweet gal to help your friend with the next phase of her life. It's the perfect gift and Im sure she'll appreciate the love and thought behind it. Hugs to you!

And you didn't say anything about dodging Anton's missiles but Im just gonna assume you know how to a quick head-bob, lol!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Beautiful, Sue Ann! What a very special gift you are giving. The stamping on the inside adds such a wonderful detail. Just lovely!
(Sorry I'm always so late in commenting on your posts...I just can't seem to keep up!)

Laurie said...

What an awesome gift! I love the denim flower and the bling! This is an amazing project! Hope all is well with you friend!

Curt in Carmel said...

First, I loved your "thoughts" on your boy. . .So touching and sweet. Your journal is certainly a gift from your heart and it is beautiful. I think it turned out beautifully. The sweet touch of stamping on the inside pages was a great idea, and it gives the journal even more love and thoughtfulness on every page. Whoever she is, she is so very lucky to have a friend in you. Best, Curt