While I'm in the mindset of catching up with projects that I completed at the end of December, I thought I'd post the last 4 challenges from Inspiration Wednesday 2015. I'm not usually one who does well at following through with year long challenges. Most of the time I can't even manage a month long challenge! But I did all 25 challenges from last year and I'm pretty proud of that! A few of them I don't like (but I always learned something,) and most of them I like or even love. That's a win! Without further ado, here are weeks 22-25.
Week 22: This was one of the weeks I liked but didn't love (although I loved Donna's!) I just need some more practice with the blobby flowers. lol. In the background I used the 9x12 stencil from the November 2015 StencilClub kit along with molding paste and paint.
Here's the view with the inclusion flipped over:
Week 23 is one of my favorite spreads in the whole journal. I used the December 2015 StencilClub kit for this one - I'll definitely be coming back to this technique again! I used my "inspire" stamp since it's an inspiration journal so I thought it was a propos.
And the backside of the inclusion:
Next up, week 24 - another week that I really loved. I used the Woodcut Roses stencil by Desiree Habicht for the background, along with joint tape and lots of paint :)
Last but not least... challenge number 25. I used the Wall of Words stencil by Carolyn Dube - this one got quite a workout in this journal throughout the year!
The flowers are actually a Sizzix low-profile die that I cut from very thin chipboard multiple times and then layered for lots of dimension on the page. Here's the back of the inclusion so you can see the quote I used for this one.
So that's it! A whole year in my inspiration journal. Here it is at the very beginning of the year...
... and here's what it looks like now - it's hard to tell from the photo, but it's about 3" thick!
I signed up for 2016 of course, and have already done the first challenge. I'm looking forward to what fun new things I'm going to try out this year!