Monday, 30 January 2012

Believe in 2012 - OUAS Challenge 15 Hello 2012/Goodbye 2011

Over at Once Upon A Sketch, the challenge for Jan 2012 was to review the year 2011 or look forward to 2012 and record your thoughts using Nadia‘s sketch. My LO is called Believe in 2012 because that’s what I want to do, believe I can achieve!

This photo of myself was taken in August last year, to use on my blog and is the only close up I’ve shown in the last few years as I’ve hated seeing myself.   Some of my journaling is hidden, tucked behind the tag above my photos, to the left of the photo.  It explains that my life was not very enjoyable until I took up writing my blog and entering challenges.  I now believe that I deserve to enjoy something in life and I’ve begun to believe I can achieve results which I am proud of;  not always but I’m getting there.

The little wooden frame held mini coat hangers, which I inked with THDistress ink in Denim blue and mahogany and cut my photo up to sit in the compartments.  That’s how I see myself usually, distorted and not very pretty.  .
I made the little flags by curling half a cocktail stick around the pre glued paper flag.  Again I inked the edges
with the inks.
Hope you like it and thank you for any sweet comments you leave me.


  1. I enjoyed strolling through your page today! I am glad you've joined Blog land and it's made you understand how the joy in creating can mesh up with the joy in sharing in life! Thanks!

  2. What a great layout Jeanie! Thanks for playing at Once Upon a Sketch!!

  3. Wow Jeanie, love your little photo box, I have never seen that on a lo before, clever you! Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch ( and for your kind comments on my blog!) xx

  4. Thank You ever so much for sharing your wonderful take on the sketch. Wishing you all of life'e happiness and joy xx

  5. Jean I loove what you did with our sketch!!
    This is delightful!!I love love your journalling and am happy that you found happiness in this hobby!! I can relate to the joy it brings.
    That little 'box' is such an awesome touch!!
    Thanks for playing along at OUAS!!

  6. Wow you have put so much into this page. I love that boxed photo and the circle just pops. Fabulous interpretation of the challenge. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

  7. Awesome page! Love that you make and alter your embellishments, and the clever and interesting treatment you did to your photo. Thanks for playing along at OUAS.


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