The Documented Life Project challenge for Week 28 was to “Add an Instagram or other tiny photo to your page.”
I love the picture a family member took of my four oldest grandkids walking together down the path after a fun evening of picnic and canoe rides last month. I let the picture be the inspiration for the challenge. I gelli printed my background on a map page from an old atlas. Using a stencil of sun rays, I sponged several colors for the rays, slightly moving the stencil with each color addition. Then I drew lines with a white pen to highlight the rays. The quote was handprinted with a fine point black marking pen, highlighted with white pen, on a piece of translucent vellum cut in a shape to continue the path in the picture.
I love this picture of Baby Boy at about 4 weeks old. He was being so sweet and calm while laying in my bed one night. I wanted to use this picture for this page to remember those sweet moments. The background is gelli printed with light blue and dark blue paint and bubble wrap. I used black paint and sponge painted lightly over the top of that. I painted the moon and stars with gray paint and brush. The stripes are a patterned scrapbook paper. The cloud is vellum with a white background.