The theme for this week's Deck of Me is "Note to self". I knew what my note would be when I read the challenge on Emily's blog. A little reminder to create something everyday. That has been going pretty well too!I loved the process of making this card. I didn't envision anything, it just sort of came about. I knew I wanted to use the gold scraps of paper left over from the layout I did in Sandee's circle journal. I just love those papers. And they dictated the rest of the card. The colors mostly. I didn't analyze any of it. It just happened. And it didn't take long either. I think that has been the benefit of making something everyday. I'm not feeling creatively stuck anymore. I may not be happy with everything I make but that's okay. I learn from that. And the yellow is really a little yellow post-it note!
And speaking of the circle journal pages...here they are! They look better in person. The top page is the left side and the bottom page is the right side in the layout. The pictures are of the Como Conservatory in St. Paul. I did a black and white conversion in PSE and then printed them on off white cardstock.
I had some difficulty with Sandee's word, serenity. I am not a relaxed person and it's something that I struggle with on a daily basis. So to do a layout about it had me stuck. I knew I wanted to use the floral papers because they worked so well with the style of her journal. But the topic was hard! Morgan actually came up with the idea to use the conservatory pictures. It is a place that I have always loved and when I am there it makes me feel relaxed and quiet and serene. So they were perfect. I had several pictures I wanted to use and these were actually the third printing of pictures! Sandee's journal is more collage and I wanted to go with that but my simple, balanced style overcame the collage idea!