While I am not as artistic as some people, I do have my own style. I had an epiphany while doing this piece. I am not suppose to be as artistic as them... I am to be ME. So with that acceptance out of the way, here is my Week 1. This is the redo of the background I did not like. The previous background wound up as the base for Week 2 - which is almost finished.
CHALLENGE: Book Paper
PROMPT: Be Your Own Goal Keeper
With those two things in mind I started with my base
I tore book pages into strips....
Created a basket weave for texture...
Added color using gelatos.
I downloaded a clip art of Scales of Justice since my word for 2015 is Balance. Then I added stacks of 'books' representing things I want as part of my balanced life this year.
The letters/ numbers are from a chipboard stack... using the positive and the negative/ gold and silver.
One recurring item that will be included in all of my pages is the definition of a key word from that week. I am cutting them from an old paperback dictionary, adhering to cardstock for durability then coating with dimensional glaze. This week, the definition is for Balance.
: the state of having your weight spread equally so that you do not fall
: the ability to move or to remain in a position without losing control or falling
I should have Week 2 finished next week as well as Week 3 and hopefully Week 4.