Yah, I'm jumpin' on that bandwagon - 'cuz it's a cool and fun looking bandwagon! Michelle Ward has a great blog and a monthly crusade to improve and add interest to one's blog. This month her crusade was to Journal Your Blog. That means, print out a blog entry, and make a layout in your visual journal. I have been working in my visual journal more and more, and I wanted to do a layout of my "It's a Good Day" poem from the last post.
I love the colors of the layout and the red butterflies. I just printed the poem from the blog, glued it to the page, which I gessoed first. On the right side, I added a page from a math book with lots of cool calculus equations, painted with acrylic paints, wrote words with a sharpie and then did the butterflies and red flower. I stuck the sticker on first, then used the space left from the sticker as a stencil to create the negative images of the butterflies. The big flower, I'm not so crazy about, but, whatever. Finally, I added the metal mesh to the bottom of the page. It's waiting there to capture the butterflies.
As I am soooo busy right now with the cards (will finally be done shipping orders tomorrow), I gave my self a whopping 20 minutes to work on this layout. You better believe I was painting with one hand and using the heat gun to dry with the other!