Not everything goes as planned. Okay, rarely does anything go as planned… at least in my experience. This is one of those pages that I envisioned for greatness. Alas, it came out not quite as I had hoped.
In this case, I started with a Shimelle paper down at the bottom. I adore all of those multi-colored circles. They seemed a little sparse to me, so I had an idea. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to add paper circles of my own? Then I would pop some up on dots and it would be some magnificent work of art. The idea was decent. The execution was less than spectacular.
I admit that I am frustrated. There were elements on this page that I forced, even though I knew they weren’t quite right. Honestly, pretty much all of the embellishment seems off to me. *Sigh* I think the sad part is that this page had some good paper choices. The bare bones of the page aren’t bad at all. It’s what I did after the papers, pictures, and journaling were down that ruins it for me.
So let’s talk about what I do like. I do love the papers and the color choices I made. I wouldn’t change a thing about them. I actually like this photo of myself. (Hey, that doesn’t happen too often!) It’s a grainy phone selfie, but that expression is totally me. I really like that for once I spent some time journaling.
Most of my pages are fairly free from journaling. This page actually has quite a bit. In fact, there’s more than you see. At the top right corner of this page is an aqua tab. That’s the top of a recipe card that contains some hidden journaling. I was careful of where I put the glue so that it formed a pocket behind the green cardstock. Just pull up on that little tab, and voila! More writing!
I don’t know why I love hidden journaling so much. Maybe because I’m a bit of a private person. However, I think it is more than that. It reminds me of a hidden door in a house. I’ve always wanted to find one of those! This is my own little hidden door. I know where it is. Now can anyone else find it? (Not much of a challenge since I have told you where it is. Look for more hidden journaling in the future!)