Sunday, October 13, 2013

Time is running out ...

A journal page in my Memory Journal ...

"Time is running out to capture memories of the heart!"
This is in my Strathmore Mixed Media Journal 9x12.  TH Tea Dye Distress Ink blended over the white background which was textured lightly with Gesso. That background was added to with a non-readable Text stamping in Momento Tuxedo Black and a small rose stamped with TH Vintage Victorian Distress Ink. On top of all that, I decoupaged the "Memory" text cut from a sheet of tissue paper ... and part of one of the new napkins with Roses on it ... both of which were gifted from my friend, Kelly Hoernig.  The face is one of Jane Davenport's Faces stencil. I scanned it, enlarged and printed on cardstock, coloured with Pan Pastels and Prismacolour. The tag was covered with more of the napkin, a Clock Brad attaches it to the page and a red ribbon strung thru the Metal Heart ring was glued to the tag upon which I wrote my thoughts in Red Sharpie:

My recent Birthday and a day yesterday where I kept forgetting one thing after another in large and small venues made me realize ... I must work faster on capturing the Memories I want for my keepsake journal.

My contribution to a Christmas Card Challenge - so fun!!
Christmas is coming soon!  :-)


  1. It's beautiful Von! It gets scary and I think that is why I've started to journal, too.
    Hugz, Z

    1. Thank you Zandra! Yes, it certainly does get scary at times ... and rather comical at others. :-) (((hugs))) Call me egotistical, but I hope some day, one of the great-grands will look at one of my paintings handed down thru the generations, and wonder about me. I'd like to think the Journals will help them know me even a little and give them a sense of their family and heritage. :-)

  2. I love your journal page, Von! The fact that you used that rose (gift) napkin in this piece touches me, as I know it has special meanings (yes, plural) to you. Very creative to have manipulated that face to suit your needs, and so beautifully it did! You may forget things, but your family you never, ever forget you. You will live forever in your art! Mwah!

    1. Thank you Kay!! I warms my heart to know you and I share the desires to make something special for those little ones in our lives now and to come. The Keepsake Journal you are making for your granddaughter and my Memories Journal are created for those same reasons, m'friend. Love your heart! (((hugs))) Love you!


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