Sunday, September 15, 2013

DO! One Little Word - September


This month's word at "One Little Word" is "DO."  But what to do?

I thought about it, and thought about it.  I googled quotes with the word "DO," and found so many that I wanted to use.

I thought some more, and finally decided:


I got out my gelli plate and started making prints.  And I used most of them by making a handmade journal with a favorite "DO" quote on every page!  Here's the cover:

 And some of the inside pages...





The best thing is that I got to use a lot of my stencils that I've designed for Stencil Girl!  Here are sneak peaks at "Cascading Feathers" and "Positive and Negative Flowers."









Here's Rain Girl -- opening up to DOING... because "sometimes what you're most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free..."




On another page, I started stamping the words "do" and "be," and realized they made a song -- do be do be do!  That deserved a little "Jump for Joy" stencil action...


I love making journals like this, because I get to play with my gelli plate, and use up lots of bits and pieces from my stash...





Even my "Borders" stencil got into the act...


And yes, I made a video!  You can watch it on You Tube here, or click on the image below.


I hope you'll check out all the other great work at One Little Word, and consider linking up yourself!  JUST DO IT!

Does making a journal like this seem like fun?  Join me at Little Bird Creations next Friday night (9/20) and make your own unique journal at our Gelli Plate party! 

Linking up to Carolyn Dube's Gelli Print Party, and to my favorite Monday blog hops:  Make It Monday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Creative Every Day, Inspire Me Monday, and Be Inspired.

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21 comments:

  1. What a fabulous project! Loved the video and all the different pages you created!

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  2. Absolutely awesome journal Jessica ! I especially love the borrowers library cards! Great for list making!

    I am very much a Do It gal! Yes, I'd love to make such a journal. Maybe tomorrow ill get my gelli plate and stencils out to do it and play!

    Your art always excites and inspires me!

    Shana Tova!

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  3. Great stuff!! I love the idea of less thinking and more doing! Awesome journal.

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  4. You DO great, my friend. Those colorful pages and stencils make me want to "jump for joy".

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  5. Wow you did an awesome job. I'm no good at doing anything like that at all. Kudos to you!

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  6. Wow - what a fun blog post. I love all your photos and your very creative pages. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. what a fun project. I love this and it so makes me want to get messy with paper!

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  8. What a treat to get sneak peeks of soon to be stencils! Love all your quotes in here- so many spoke to me! And your embrace the rain girl- still one of my favorites! So glad you shared this with the party!

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  9. Sneak peeks are always fun.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/09/16/a-leke-med-oransje/

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  10. Love your "DO" journal, it is fantastic! The pages you've shared and the great quotes are so fun and inspiring... Love the flower... Now go DO!
    I linked over from the MIM Link Party where I am participating with my Spooky Halloween and Free Subway Art I would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  11. This looks gorgeous and I love the idea of a doing journal on this quote - we all should aim to do more :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  12. Fantastic thought / theme for a journal .Awesome colours . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  13. Wow! Love all your gelli prints, and making a journal like this is a great way to use up those prints. Fab :-)

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  14. Beautifully artistic and creative. :)

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  15. Great splash of colour and pattern! Lovely work! c

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  16. Fantastic DO journal Jessica. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  17. What a great book! Love the silhouettes gals all throughout and your rich colors.

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  18. Yes but how did you bind it together? It's beautiful

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    1. Thank you! I bound it together with duct tape for the spine, and then a pamphlet stitch with waxed linen thread.

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  19. Wow!!! Love! The do-be-do-be-do made me laugh :-D.

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