Week two is all about finding balance between the six main areas of your life: family, friends, faith, fun, fitness, and finances.
Three of them I am great at; the other three, not so much…
For me, balancing life is like juggling, only there are way too many balls in the air and I don’t juggle well! Another aspect is that I think it’s easy to get in a rut and focus on the parts of my life that I enjoy or, at least, are easy to manage and let the other aspects languish.
When I was creating this layout in my journal, I really wanted to have a simple “action plan” that I could rely on now, next month, or even next year.
I don’t super love the overall color of this page. I’m not really a yellow person so why did I pick that color as a base??? Hmmm, weird. Anyway, the technique that Christy taught was fun: layering a stencil over a stencil and spraying with a mist. You can really see it best here… I cut different sized circles out of a manila folder and layered that with different pattern stencils. Then I started spraying!
I pulled out a stamp set called Circle Circus – perfect!!! – and used black archival ink. The white circles were made by dipping the end of a toilet paper roll in paint. I finger-painted the purple circles and I couldn’t resist dabbing a little blue through some punchinella.
My action items for each subject area are printed on a transparency. I dabbed a little Picket Fence distress stain on the backside and then adhered them to the page. I didn’t want to print on paper because I wanted to see through them a bit.
I am really enjoying the process of just creating and letting the page evolve. Learning techniques and experimenting is really cool!
Do you have some favorite techniques that you use often?
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