Saturday, 3 January 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 1

Hi Everyone,

So after seeing many, many other beautiful journals out there in blog land as part of this wonderful group I decided to take the plunge and join in this year.

So I got myself the recommended large Dylusions journal (bit dauting as it was much bigger than I expected!) and made a start. So each month there is a theme and within that month there are weekly journalling prompts which you can interupt as you wish - for more info see HERE

January Theme

The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 1
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper


So here is my completed first page:

To start I covered one page with Bo Bunny newsprint paper:

I added a very light base coat of gesso before adding some Paperartsy Fresco paints in Cherry Red, Limelight, Zesty Zing and Beach Hut with touches of white gesso here and there over the top.

I smudged some Little Black Dress Fresco paint around the edges of the page and did some stamping with it using some Inkylicious stamps. I used the Little Black Dress paint to colour a tag, stamped the Paperartsy Ellen Vargo (EEV10) flower in Versamark before embossing with white powder and colouring using Very Berry, Sky and Hyde Park Fresco paints.

I added some doodling down one side of the tag with a white Sharpie pen and smudged Snowflake Fresco paint around the edges before adding the black sparkly letters.


I added the tag to the page using Tim Holtz washi tape so it acted as a flap. I have added my goals for the year underneath using a white Sharpie pen. I added more of the washi tape to the page then stamped out the quote by Roald Dahl, inked the edges with Black Soot DI and added to the page.

So that's my very first DLP journal page completed.


I'm really hoping I can keep up as much as possible with this challenge for 2015 but only time will tell!

Thanks for looking, Claire xx




  1. Gosh it is huge isn't it Claire, you've done a great job though, love your page xx

  2. Love the beautiful rainbow colours over that fabulous newspaper page, and the flower looks almost illuminated against the dark background. Love the clever flap to conceal the journalling!
    Alison xx

  3. Gorgeous page, i bought one of the large Dyan journals and the pages are huge so well done on filling it so beautifully.

    Some fab elements on the page but my favourite has to be the secret journalling of your goals.

    I hope you manage to keep up, once completed the pages are a wonderful reminder of your journey through 2015:-) xxx

  4. I love this Claire. You have put your own spin on the theme with the quote and the White embossed flower. It is really beautiful and a fantastic start to the year! Xx

  5. Doesn't look as if you'll have any problems with journalling! I love the rainbow of colours on your page, and your hiding of your 2015 goals is a great idea. I haven't used my Dylusions journal for ages.

  6. Love your page, so vibrant. I love my Dylusins journal, I'm sure you will too and have no problem filling it x

  7. Love your page Claire full of vibrancy. Waiting for my journal to arrive, I have a smaller one. Hope you enjoy DLP xx

  8. I'm not into journalling myself Claire but it doesn't stop me appreciating what others do and your first page is a beauty. As Helen said it doesn't look like you'll have any problems at all! Such pretty colours which make the black tag really stand out.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Gorgeous colours. I am tackling DLP again this year. Good luck with the challenge.

  10. Wonderful journal page and I enjoyed seeing the evolution of its creation!