Thursday, January 31, 2013

My MONTHLY WORD for Jan. 2013

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you are here because you read my blog post over on The Monthly Word if not I hope you will pop on over so you can read what my friend Catherine and I are up to.

My monthly word for Jan. 2013 is Re~Birth, so appropriate as this is my birth month. I am a Capricorn and I  love astrology so this page was based on the good and bad characteristics/traits of a Capricorn or more simply put of ME. I always take this month to reflect back on the year and use my reflections to put in motion ways to be a better person...wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend and artist. 

A journal page was the basis for this using the Dylusions Creative Journal {which is AWESOME}. 

There are many layers of acrylic paints, collage, stamps & metallic markers. I used these pages to make a list of all my good and bad characteristics/traits. By using a gold metallic marker you would have to look very closely at these is a way to hide my journaling.

Double page spread

A definition of rebirth printed on a library catalog card
with more journaling underneath it

Right side

Close up with a glimpse of the gold metallic marker

I LOVE using the library catalog card. I originally read about it on Katie the Scrapbook Lady blog. It is web based and you have the ability to use it to create great journaling spots. Here is the one I created for this journal page.

Here is one I created with the information you need to create your very own library catalog card

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you will try making your own catalog card...let me know what you think about this. Have a creative day and I'll be back with a blog post about my Ice Resin class I took at CHA Winter 2013.


  1. Gorgeous pages Martha. The colours are just fabulous and all those layers!

  2. Beautiful pages, Martha! Good luck with your new challenge and thank you so much for sharing that library card site.... I love it!

  3. Love love love this!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the chevrons and the butterflies!!!!

  4. I love the idea of a monthly word (better than a yearly one-didn't even remember mine at the end of the year). I love your page too. Great colors, images and it is light and airy like a rebirth might be.

  5. This is gorgeous... it caught my eye at Art Journal Every Day and I came it have a better look. I love this!!! Love the butterflies and your colors are WOW!

  6. What a beautiful piece, very ethereal which works well with the theme. I'll definitely have to try the library card idea, I'm a big fan of all kinds of journalling & papers.

  7. I love your word -- and your page came out fantastic! Thanks for the link on the library card too!


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