Thursday, January 22, 2015


My first page of the year in my new Inspiration Journal. I have joined the Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday group for 2015.. So you will see my pages pop up fortnightly as I follow along.. 

Lots of Gesso and modeling paste using my Typo stencil for the glasses. Thought that fit well with my word of the year being Focus.
Had fun using glazing fluid that was tricky but think I got it with a bit of help from Tamiko McCurry and finding an alternative to it here in Australia.. Everything has different names when its not golden brand and in our Aussie brand of Derivan Matisse it is called Spreader medium.. Well that is what I used anyway.. It worked for me and I liked the result.. I rubbed too much off to start with, maybe didn't let it dry enough but I just added more and tried it again.. It was very forgiving. This was a lot messier than what I usually do so that was different.. I used a Tim Holtz stamp for my stamping under the inclusion. Had to have a brown hole tag so had to make that with a manilla folder scrap and used my new tiny attacher.. You can't do a Donna Downey inspired year and not have a Tim Holtz tiny attacher and brown holed tags with date stamp it just would not be right.. 

Tracy over at Mixed Media Monday  the January Creative Dare was for us to pick a word for the year. So my word for the year is Focus. This was also a challenge in the facebook group of Mixing it up to find a word that you want to change or strive for in the new year. I think this word will really help me to focus not get too lost with all the information and groups that are out there.. So I want to focus on the now and not get to involved in too many projects and get overwhelmed.

Have a great day 
Sandy :)


  1. I really like this. Happy times with Donna. What would we do without Tamiko. I need to focus on my art work and leaving grateful (myword) thought to my blogger friends.


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