I completed my lost and found journal prompt and this one was really emotional for me.
The background started with blue acrylic paint, then washed with a yellow, and finally I used distressed it with brown distressing ink. Taken from one of the prompts from Sarah's journey, I put a blob of orange paint on the page, closed the book, opened it again, and let it dry over night.
The border items.. the "otello" snaps and vintage girl were sent to me in some swap mail I received that day, the string, I found on the ground at my son's football practice (and we tell our kids not to pick up garbage!! lol how funny is THAT?), the stamp was given to me by a co-worker who knows I collect cool ephemera and the buttons and zipper I had laying around the house.
The leaf, as instructed in the prompt, has reaffirming comments on it, that were taken from comments other blog readers have left me. The "lost" is sort of personal and is covered with butterfly velum because I don't want to be THAT easily read.
I like the border, it was fun doing it, and I'm happy with the overall layout, too!
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