No trip to the St. Louis Zoo would be complete with out a picture with the Phil the Gorilla statue. Below is a scrapbook page using a picture from several years ago of my daughters, Emma and McKayla, standing by Phil the Gorilla’s statue.
I started the layout by choosing a pink and peach triangle pattern paper from Citrus Twist, but ended up changing it out for a floral pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine Stitched paper pad. I also used a black and white leaf pattern paper and two other yellow pattern papers from the Amy Tangerine Stitched paper pad. I added a pink, an orange and a green pattern paper from a 6″x 6″ Colorbok paper pad.
I inked all the edges of the papers and added embellishments from my January 2016 Citrus Twist main kit. I also used a few chipboard stickers by Amy Tangerine and some black enamel dots.
20 pages in five 15 minute sessions is concept behind Journaling by 5’s. I was introduced to this process by watching Adele Toomey on her Youtube channel Let’s Get Inkie. In her video Adele credits Shannon Green as the inspiration behind Journaling by 5’s and I’ve linked to both of their videos in the description portion of my Youtube video which is below.
when you’ve completed all 5 sessions you can go back and repeat any if you want.
In Shannon Green’s video she uses a composition notebook with some of the pages glued together leaving her with 20 thicker pages to work on. Adele Toomey used 20 separate sheets of paper which is what I chose to do as well. My pages were made using paper from a mixed media paper pad that I cut down in size to fit into my art journal binder.
My favorite step was the first step and I also enjoyed step three very much. Steps two and four were my least favorite steps, but over all I loved this whole project. The time limit and having a next step made me keep going when some the pages were looking bad after each of the first three steps, but the fourth and fifth step pulled them all together, and in the end the pages turned out great.
A big thank you to Shannon Green and Adele Toomey for sharing this wonderful art journaling process!
The photos on this layout are from hiking trip at Cuivre River State Part. My sister and her husband took my girls and their daughter Katie on this hike as a part of Katie’s birthday weekend.
(I didn’t include Katie or her parents on this page because at the time I did this layout I hadn’t asked them yet if it was ok for me to post photos of them. I have since asked and now have their permission to include them in future pages.)
Most of he paper for this page came from my January Citrus twist kit, but I did use some scraps to die cut the leaves.
I used my StampeRor to stamp the wild flowers and dragon flies.
I added dragon flies and some black gems to the page after I finished filming, but you can see the rest of the processes in the video below.