1963 make of the movie, "There are doors.. and doors"... (love that movie!)
Well, anyways, I'm really liking the added challenge to myself, from now on, to include that kind of a component for every Life Mantra journal page. So here's what I did for Life Mantra #3...
First, you see, by the way I've constructed this particular journal, how several pages have folding flaps. For something simple, but sweet, and then something that would still go with both the pinks and greens of the two pages I printed and glued in this pretty silhouette. Then I just stamped "sweet moments" below. Open the flap to find the silver pocket watch I made!
Using cardboard from an old cereal box, a little scrap piece of chain, acrylic paints, some stamps for the numbers, and a pair of die-cut hands that were given to me, I cut out some circles, and put together my element of time. For the front of this pocket watch, I knew I wanted some kind of fancy detail, but I knew I didn't want it drawn or painted. I wanted a more realistic look about it, and so this is how I did it. I save the metallic covers/seals, that you'll most typically find under the plastic lids of various food products. One might be from a plastic coffee container, or from a jar of peanut butter. In this case, I used one from a plastic tub of ready-made frosting! (I love recycling!)
I flattened it out as best I could, and then I rubber-stamped a fancy-type of circular flourish design on the back side of the foil piece.
I placed the foil, stamped side up, onto a piece of fun foam, which I stacked on top of an old phone book. I then took a ball point pen, and traced (not too hard, as you don't want to poke through) over the parts of the image I wanted. Turn the foil over to the right side, and there I had the raised effect I wanted! I then added magnets to the insides of the front and back of my pocket watch, to open and securely close it.
I glued a small rectangle between the front and back pieces of the watch, to hinge the two together. Inside the watch, you find the face of the clock and then, below, a journaling spot!
Along the sides, and then at the right-bottom corner of my page, you'll see I added some homemade washi tape, a couple of smaller printed images of clocks, and then a little paper flower.
Next, to the right of my pocket watch,
is the under side of the flap I showed before.
Here, I made a paper doily to serve as a pocket. Inside the pocket are tags I made, one with a handwritten quote to remember.
Finally, here is a glimpse of the complete, open and unfolded layout of both Mantras, Numbers 2 and 3...
My thanks to Cathy for hosting this event,
It's not too late to join in, if you'd like to!
...And thanks to everyone for stopping by today,
Wishing you all a great weekend,
and a very Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya!