I've found myself falling way behind in Letter Love 101. Joanne is sharing so much amazing 'stuff' that I find myself playing and not moving on to the next lesson. LOL Yesterday I started this word grid. I decided to add a few flowers too to add a little more fun to it. I love playing with the words and thinking of 'fonts' that will suit them. I really liked the black and white version and was almost reluctant to add any colour.
Today's final task was to create my journal page for the Sketchbook Challenge. This month's theme is 'Close Up'. I love poppy seed pods and decided to incorporate some of my new found lettering skills to add the text. I love sketching on old book pages. These are the left overs that I had removed from an altered book I was making (to reduce the bulk allowing for the extra thickness of paint and papers I add to the journal). I blended red and orange pan pastels to create the vibrant red colour of the poppies that grow in my garden.
It's a good think I rode my bike on my stationary trainer for an hour this morning because I've spent most of the day sitting on my butt! (I guess technically I was sitting on my butt while cycling too! LOL)