I'm joining Chelle at Journal 52 for Week 13 and a bit of spring cleaning. Since I'm gearing up for my 22 days of April recycling culminating in bEARTHday, I knew I had to clean up this mess I've made working on my friend's Kings and Queens altered book. I've become so obsessed with this altered book (AB), I actually dreamt about it last night. For those of you who visit me daily (or nearly daily), I hope to have my Kings and Queens AB far enough along today or tomorrow, that I can spend a bit of time on the computer visiting you. I only wish there were about six more hours in each day, or I had a faster modem.
But I digress. Instead, I'm here to show my Spring Clean(ing) journal page.
I've hand written more on this page than practically any other I've created. And I've made several mistakes, too.
It was time to clean and sort.
Of course, I had a game plan, which included sorting my colored background papers and putting them away and cleaning my rubber stamps.
I also planned to sort my paints according to warm and cool colors. Then it was time to deal with my punches.
I had a card from some buttons I had used in my altered book, so came up with an excuse to use it rather than pitching it. As improbable as it may seem, my buttons are already sorted by color. Of course, I DO plan to make more shimmer mists, because I go through these mists faster than you can say shimmer.
This is actually where I began this journal page when I added the first of my colored papers to my used file folder. I couldn't believe the mess I made from this silver leafing pen. I probably should have started over, but it was late last night and I really was in a hurry to get this prompt started. It should read "sort my pens," but I got a big mess, instead.
The last thing I did was write the week number, and when I did, I noticed I had crossed my "L" instead of my "T." Did I not mention it was late when I did that part of the collage? It should read "catalogue," rather than "calatogue."
One more look at this week's prompt and I'm calling this one finished. BTW, I spent more time on this than I originally planned.
Thanks to all who have faithfully stopped by and left a generous comment. I promise to be by sometime in the next two days. Even if this AB isn't finished, I really MUST stop by and see what you, my dear friends, followers, and readers are up to. It's pretty obvious you have been keeping up with what I'm doing, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
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