An A to Z of me

This challenge blog will remain available indefinitely. The linky tool is now closed and the comments box removed. However if you wish to share your work the Facebook group is still open.

Friday, 1 March 2013

All my pages

Here are all the pages from my A to Z of Me Journal.  To see how each page was made go to my blog Newly Creative.
















If you were following along with An A to Z of Me I hope you have enjoyed yourself.  Do join me next month at 12 Months In View for more creative challenges.

Bernice




Thursday, 28 February 2013

Day 28: Completing your Journal


Today is our last day of An A to Z of Me.  Thank you for following along and thank you to those who have joined in.  I have loved seeing your work.  I'm sorry that I've not always managed to leave comments on your blog or on the Facebook group.

I hope that as you look through your finished journal you will see a clearer picture of yourself.  And that you've learned some new techniques along the way.

I have put how I made the cover for my journal on my blog at Newly Creative.  Here's the finished front cover.

I used a bought sketchbook for my A to Z Journal.  But when I did An Attitude of Gratitude I used separate pages and put it together with book rings.  If you've done separate pages you could do that or if you have access to a Bind-It-All you could use that.

I've put a linky for today for you to link up your cover.

Come back tomorrow to see all my pages together.

Bernice

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Z is for Zeal



Quote
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.   Khalil Gibran

Bible Verse
I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  Psalm 104:33

Inspiration
Passion for Life

Journaling
What are you passionate about?
What do you mean by zeal or passion?  If you’re an introvert like me, how do you manifest passion?

Technique Challenge
Drippage
Drip paint down your page or use a splatter technique to add extra paint.




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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Y is for YES



Quote
Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.   John C. Maxwell

Bible Verse
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us;  establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.  Psalm 90:17

Inspiration
Be happy

Journaling
What have you said YES to?  How did that work out?
What would you like to be able to say YES to in the future?

Technique Challenge
Print a photo on book paper or a paper towel
This video shows printing onto paper towel but you could put a page from an old book instead.  And if you don’t have spray glue try using a cheap glue stick.




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Monday, 25 February 2013

X marks the Spot


Quote
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.   Oprah Winfrey

Bible Verse
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.    Proverbs 4:26

Inspiration
London 2012

Journaling
Think about your life at this moment.  Is it how you expected it to be?  Are there changes you would like to make?  Where would you like to be in 12 months time?
(This is a more practical look at life now than the Vision questions from two days ago.)

Technique Challenge 
Try this technique from Kaz Hall using washing up liquid and Dylusions inks
 


or with Distress Inks

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

W is for Words



Quote
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.   Napoleon Hill

Bible Verse
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  Proverbs 12:18

Inspiration
The Power of Words

Journaling
Have people spoken negative words over you?  How did this influence your behaviour and thinking?
Has anyone spoken positive words over you?  How did this influence you?
How can you encourage yourself and others using the spoken or written word?

Technique Challenge
Make your own large alphabet or number stamp
The stamp part of the video starts at 2:13 minutes and doesn’t last very long




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Saturday, 23 February 2013

V is for Vision



Quote
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. 
Melody Beattie

Bible Verse
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.  Proverbs 29:18 (NASB)

Inspiration
Vision Board

Journaling
Do you have a vision for your life?
What would you like your life to look like in 5 years time?

Technique Challenge
Masking tape resist.  On the video it jumps from drying the paint to having removed the masking tape. You do need to peel it off gently when the first layer of paint is dry.
 



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Don't forget to add a photo of your page to the Flickr group and add link to your photo or your blog using the linky.