Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Wednesday!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

I can't even begin to tell you how much I am enjoying having this week off!  I have had time to read and even got caught up in my Book of Days class.  I missed last week's lessons because we were on vacation!

I would like to share with you the pages that I made with week 5's lessons.

First, is my "Book of Mirrors" spread (which includes inner reflection) from week 5.  We learned how to paint over an image to achieve a portrait like painting.  I used a photo of Grace Kelly that I love:

I printed it out on regular printer paper, painted over it with white Gesso, then went on to make my pages using Effy's awesome lesson.  Here is my final product:

and some close ups:

 . . . and my second spread is from Week 5's "Book of Days" lesson, which is more about journaling what happened during the week!  I definitely wanted to use some of my favorite photos from our trip last week for these pages:

I really enjoyed making both sets of pages!

And now, as promised, I am going to share some vacation photos with you.  These were taken at the Grand Teton National Park, which we visited on Wednesday, July 31!  (I am not going in any particular order.)

 Here is my favorite view of the Grand Tetons:

And we arrived to Jenny Lake:

Here are photo taken on the boat which took us across Jenny Lake to Mount Moran:

We arrived at the boat dock which lead us to the hiking trail to hidden falls:

We traversed bridges across ravines:

navigated steep hills:

walked along what seemed like cliffs to me:

I couldn't even look down during the last leg of the trail, but I did try to get a photo:

The last few feet of the hiking trail seemed treacherous, to say the least!!!!  But we finally made it to "Inspiration Point," and the view was spectacular!  I was glad that my family encouraged me to continue on!  I have to say, Katie and Anne were absolutely fearless!!!

And here's another view looking up.  (still more to climb???  Not for me - no way!  LOL!)

Afterwards, we spent the night at a beautiful resort in Victor, ID:

and we woke up to this view:

As I can say is WOW!!!!  What an amazing time!

So stay tuned - I will share more photos with you soon.

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.  And thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today!


  1. Great,colorful your jornal;i loved this!
    Fantastic result,happy fotos too :)

  2. Great pages!
    Good to see you had a nice vacation and are safe back home now.
    Hope you can get a lot of crafty time now :)

    xx Monica

  3. Ooooh! Great photos. I think I need to visit the Tetons. Glad you guys had a nice relaxing va-cay before you start your new job.
    I am intrigued with your cool pages- especially the Grace Kelly sketch. Very interesting technique. (I just watched her in Rear Window last week... so beautiful.)

  4. Your pages are gorgeous! LOVING the hearts on the first one!!! And love love love love the vacay photos!! Looks like a fab time!!!!

  5. Hi Sharon, WOW look at you my friend!! This page is so awesome, love her face and hair and hearts. Love seeing your art journaling now. The second page is nice too, so fun to use your vacation pictures and save these memories.
    WOW, that was some serious hiking, glad you could keep up with the family. I would still be at the bottom, heights are not my thing, WAY TO GO!!! The pictures are gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing them. Can't wait to see the rest.
    Thanks so much for your visit, glad you enjoyed my T time and mugs. I needed something fun to do now that Summer of Colors is over and my Wildflowers class just ended too, sigh.
    Enjoy this time off, glad your making time for yourself. HUGS!

  6. A very neat idea on the layout. Kaity certainly looks like her Dad! A beautiful place!

    1. Yes, Cindy, Katie sure does look EXACTLY like John!!!!

  7. HI.. Your book of days creations are amazing, I love Grace Kelly, a picture of elegance.. love the photos too.. what a great walk you did, stunning views!!

  8. WOW some super photos there what an awesome place. Thanks for visiting me BJ

  9. Hi Sharon! Wow, your trip looks like it was awesome! Beautiful pictures! Lovely projects as well, friend!!

  10. Hey my friend wow so stunning picture I can believe your trip was amazing beautiful country there !!!

    you did made such beautiful design beautiful art with the pictures to

    hugs Carla

  11. I love your pages, Sharon! That technique with the photo is cool. Your pictures of the Grand Tetons are beautiful. My husband is from Boise and he loves the mountains. I'm from NJ, I love the beach!! Oh, well. I think the mountains are beautiful too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. I really appreciate it!

  12. Oooh you are all so brave! I'm afraid of heights but I would've tried too. Beautiful projects and wonderful photographs Sharon!

  13. Beautiful journal pages and what amazing photos!! I can't wait to see them scrapped!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  14. Your trip looked amazing! What beautiful and wonderful photos you took! I love the art journal pages you've created too...they are both so different but cool...that painting is fab!

  15. Love your book of days and love your vacation photos. What beautiful surroundings.

  16. Gorgeous journal entries and great photos!

  17. You had a great holiday Sharon, all those great places. I would not have climbed that mountain (afraid of heights, but maybe if I was there (I always want to see the view)
    Love your BOD/BOM spreads. I just finished (still have to post them) my week 1 pages (thats what you get when you are a late starter) but loving Effy's lessons
    So thanks to you and Michelle for sending the link :-)
    Until next time, Carla

  18. Hi sharon,you had a wonderful holiday,those great places and the pictures is awesome,your family is so wonderful.
    i love grace kelly and the page with her face is outstanding,awesome,great,i have not words for the beauty.
    thanks for sharing you ,iam so inspired.

    greetings jeannette

  19. Love your pages! That is such a neat painting technique and it turned out so cool. Great vacation pics too - can't wait to see them scrapped!

  20. Using a printout as a base for a portrait is a great idea. I'll have to remember that.

    Your vacation looks like it was great! We went to Lake Superior at the end of July; I'll have to get a few pics from that trip up on my blog soon.

  21. The trip looks amazing and your pages are amazing as well, Sharon! So good to see you getting into the class and making art!

  22. Super journal pages again...I love the one of the lady with the flowing hair...just fab! Your photo's are also magnificent and you certainly have a great photo eye! Awesome sights, captured with much love! ;-)


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