I used the current sketch over at Sketchbook365 as inspiration for my page design:
Clues I used...Evidence: bird, rub-ons, jewels, circles, fabric, leaves, silhouette, stencils, pen work; Testimony: verbs, inspiration word - transform.
I made this page for my weight-loss album. It's currently what's on my mind right now.
My journaling on the back reads: Plan. Act. Repeat. It's something I'm working hard on right now. Oh, I'm really good at planning. But the problem is, I've got a bad habit of letting the plan part staying inside my head. So now, I'm trying to move the plan out of my head and into reality. That's where the act part comes in. I've been buying and preparing big batches of vegetables on the weekend so that I have things ready during the week. Right now, I'm on a mashed cauliflower and roasted Brussels sprouts kick. It's been helping me avoid asking Farzad to pick up carry-out during the week. I'm also working on the planning part when going out to eat. That's a big one for me because once I get into a restaurant and see all the temptations on the menu, I just about lose my mind. So now, I'm trying to look up nutritional information online before we go out. I'm trying my best to avoid restaurants as much as I can because they're a danger zone for me. I'm planning. I'm acting. I just need to keep repeating.
Someone was asking about the loopy border at the bottom. It's a Martha Stewart border punch.
I had experimented with some elements trying to get that triangle at the top of the sketch, and things just weren't working. I was about to give up on the sketch when it dawned on me to substitute that one big triangle with a bunch of little ones, so I used a stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and yellow spray ink. Problem solved! I was looking for something to add up at the top and I looked back at the Evidence list and saw fabric and remembered these old fabric tabs by Scrapworks. This was my very first time using washi tape. I stuck a couple of pieces on at the very last minute.
The black scalloped border was cut from an old Heidi Swapp paper. The fabric brads are by BasicGrey. I've been rescuing vellum from my ancient hoard a lot lately. I have so much vellum. It used to be all the rage and I bought tons of it, and then it sort of fell out of popularity, and I forgot all about it. Glad to be using it again!
I added the "one good turn..." phrase because I thought it sort of went with the message of my journaling...sort of a double meaning. I love when that happens!
Come see what the rest of the team made with this fabulous Case File. And I hope you'll play with us.
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