Thursday, November 17, 2016

October 2016 unPlanner Final Pages

Hi, peeps! I'm back with my final October pages in my unPlanner.

For more information on the unPlanner project, visit Art to the 5th Academy. It's an art journal project with monthly themes and weekly prompts. :)

I had one empty spot left on the left from my daily journaling , so I filled it with similar images and colours as the rest of my pages. Dots, circles, squares, and then more shapes on top of that, stenciled, seems to be my go-to this month. 

For the right side, I made a pocket again to house the PACs. I used a kraft envelope, cut down. See my other version of this style pocket HERE. The pocket is decorated with various shades of greens and yellow through THIS stencil. Added the same pretty yellow trim as I did last time and a strip of black and white patterned paper.

For the spine, I used Carolyn Dube's Circles Layer Me stencil, adding doodles with paint pens.

Much to see here. Scroll down for closer-ups.

Peeking out behind the PACs, are small pieces of paper I decorated with paint, tucked into page protectors.

Here is the other side:

This features a black tag that came with the unPlanner kit.

I just starting stenciling with some older StencilGirl club stencils on a black tag without planning the overall look, just adding colour and shapes with the stencil. Such versatile designs! This particular stencil has circles and squares, and loopy lines, giving you options you might never have thought on your own!  I added more stenciling in different colours, smooshed some paint on, covered one area with another stencil, added another stencil over that, some finger painting, more stenciling, add paint dots, attempt some "shadowing", and on and on. :) 

My favourite part of this whole tag? The ovals I made pop with shadowing! 

Another favourite part is the lower right area, where grid outlines float above loopy darker areas. I'm learning so much about layering. I find that I don't see the magic until I have looked at it quite some time.  

Adding dots with different coloured paint pens makes everything pop too.

I can't leave circles out, so added one over a spot that I didn't like.

Next I looked through an old book (turned into an art journal), searching for some words that fit my mood or thoughts at the moment. Looking back, I wish I had left out the "proud" part. 

I still had some dyed silk ribbon left over from March when I used a similar colour scheme in my unPlanner. Loving that look!

And a pic of the envelope empty.

Mini Diagonalz stenciled in with dark green paint over a gelliprinted text paper backs the envelope front where the PACs sit.

A purple punched out piece sits all proudly on the back of the black tag, visually "separating" the background from the pocket page.

My PACs: I decided to not do some of the challenges this month, instead concentrating on more of the journaling; I just did two of them.

Moon and cityscape:
Week 43 challenge was to repeat a pattern. I did several repeats of pattern here, like I usually do, so a very easy challenge to do. :)

Driv'n by the spheres - perfectly fits me, don't you think? :) This challenge was to start with a doodle. I found a piece of watercolour paper in my stash with some of these doodled circles, left over from the 2014 DLP project, so I cut it to the PAC size, and voila! The diamond doodled paper top left I cut out from a previous ICAD project I started, but never completed.

The challenge for this PAC was to hide something, so my "hidden" part are the multiple layers I covered up in the process of coming up with something I liked. LOL. The loopy flowers and the tiny circles is from a stamp set by Rae Missigman, called Boxy Blooms.

The next pages feature my Monthly Pocket Pics, consisting of favourite photos of the month of October.

A ruffle made with ribbon, painted, then sewn on to page protector.

The green area, in photo above, bottom right area, was stenciled with THIS cool stencil. So fun. I never would have thought up those kind of shapes myself! 

And there it is. October is done and documented. :)

Below are the links to my other October unPlanner posts:

Thanks for stopping by!

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥