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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Carl Sings His Way into My Heart

My sister gave me a planner this weekend. Not that I'm going to  use it as a planner. I just can't get enough journals - gratitude, travel, spiritual, creative, art - I even have a journal just for  random lists! Today's project is going to be an art journal. I was inspired by Carl, a digital character from Scribbles Designs. I love Carl, and have many of his images in all sorts of moods and actions. It's like he's my favorite model.
Right now he's singing me a song of inspiration. I have a bucket of Washi tape, and haven't used some in a long time, so his song stirred my need to put the tape to good use. First, I covered the cover with diagonal strips. Then I followed a tutorial to create feathers from Washi tape, which I placed at the top of my cover, and added a button to the trio which reads, "Be the change you want to see in the world." (Really, it's a wonder what I can find now that I've organized and labeled my craft supplies!)
I finished off the  cover with my name, my Muse (Carl, of course, colored with Copics and colored pencils), and then added some lace, leather beads and baubles to the spine. I couldn't wait to dig into the journal and have filled two pages already!
A Place to Start- Create your own Background
Use Your Stuff- Patterns
More than Words - Funny & Stripes


Linda Pekrul said...

I love the creative way you created the stripes on this art journal page! There is also a lot of textural interest in the bits and pieces that you've embellished it with. Just a note, however, in order to be eligible for our challenge, you must also include our challenge board image in your post. Once you've added that, we will be very happy to include you in our list of eligible entries! Thank you for joining us at More Than Words!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh Pat, this is fabulous! I love your clever use of washi and Carl is a pretty cute! As Linda said above, you just need to add an image of our challenge board to be eligible for a prize at More Than Words.

Rosaliescreativecafe said...

wow what a creative way to add stripes to you layout. Thank you for joining us in the MOre Than Words Challenge

Heike`sAugenBlick said...

Oh yah...washi tape everywhere...I like it too!! You created such a beautiful planner cover.
Thank you so much for joining us at MTW. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Heike

Dana Tatar said...

Great cover! I love how you used the washi tape. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

Katrin Meraglia said...

Wow I love it, thanks for playing with us at MTW.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fabulous creation & I think I love Carl too!

Thank you for sharing with us at 'A Place To Start' this month
Stay Safe
Hugs Shell xx

Empire of the Cat said...

Thanks for joining us at More Than Words ~ Elle xx

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