Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Because one layout wasn't enough for this tune!

Yes, it is true; I already journaled this tune~ Stairway to Heaven~ and you can view it HERE. However, I had to create a sort of response in my journal.  Some tunes just merit more than one layout, and for me this one could go on for pages!  

Here is my take on these pages.  Please, feel free to interpret/decipher for yourself, since that is what art journaling is supposed to inspire!  

As well as the tune, I was inspired by this beautiful digi from Polkadoodles ~ January Knowledge is Everything.  This studious girl acquiring knowledge to gain reason seemed perfect for the layout.  The patient look in her eyes also moved me into the direction of the lyrics of 'listening' and 'standing long'!  All of this takes us back to the "All That Glitters is Gold" Layout from before and the Psalm reference.  

 I have included three embossed notes on the right side of the layout symbolizing for me listening, reasoning, and knowledge/wisdom.  Of course, this is all up to the one viewing as to what it holds for her/him.

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Material List:
Paper:  Polkadoodles Winnie in Winterland and stash
Black Vinyl:  (small musical notes) stash
Digi:  Polkadoodles Knowledge is Everything
Die Cuts:  Polkadoodles ~ Small Notes, Large Notes, and Flowers
Die Cuts:  Pied Piper ~ Cricut Nursery Rhyme and Scroll Cricut Heritage (my stash of cartridges)
Stencil:  TCW Mini Sheet Music    
Inks:  CTMH (Huge stash of these)
Embossing:  Ranger clear and gold, Versa Mark (stash)
Copics  (All in my stash)
Embellishment:  Gem from stash

My layout is off to the following challenges:  
Art Journal Journey:  Inspired and digi ~  See details above!
A Gem of a Challenge:  Use 3 of Something ~ Large embossed music notes
Shopping Our Stash:  My fav things ~ Music, journaling, studying lyrics, stencils, and this digital stamp!
World Wide Open DT:  AG
Classic Design Team:  AG
Crafter's Castle:  AG
Colour Crazy Challenge:  AG

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  1. This is just so cute and so beautifully done!
    Great to see you linking to Art Journal Journey dear Katrina!
    Much appreciated!
    Happy rest of the week!
    Hugs, Susi

  2. This is sincerely FABULOUS!!! That song and image and layout have all brought back high school memories for me....that layout is a piece of my teen years. What a wonderful idea to "journal" a song. When I have time for ME I hope I remember this because I would actually love to create a journal filled with songs that make me happy. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  3. One of my favorite songs of all time, I love it. My friend plays it on his steel drums. This is not only a lovely song, but an inspirational journal entry, too. Colorful, perky, and filled with whimsy, I was not only impressed, but thrilled you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

  4. What a wonderful page with that sweet girl. The background texture looks also good.
    I love that song and especially the part of words on your pages.
    Dear Greetings

  5. Thanks for entering our challenge. [USE THREE OF SOMETHING] Your design and creativity is inspiring and gorgeous. Hope to see you next challenge as well.. PINK GEMS
    [aNNie DT Pink Gems Challenges]

  6. WOW WOW WOW This is truly gorgeous and stunning work. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  7. Beautifully created - I adore this - and that great song too.
    Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
    Gill x

  8. Such an amazing journal. Love everything about your pages. Just AMAZING!!! Thank-you for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge this week.

  9. Wow! This is just superb. It took me ages to look properly and notice all the extra details. It really is lovely, Thanks for entering our challenge this week at Colour Crazy challenge - Vic, DT X

  10. Great journaling, Katrina! It's beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
    Blessings, Jeanie
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafter's Castle

  11. This is just stunning! Your use of scale and space in this design is really good! You found the right grid and worked it. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  12. I just love this you have done a great job on this Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  13. Very beautiful interpretation! love the girl-she is so sweet, and the flowers. Lovely!

  14. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for
    . Good luck with your entry.
    Maritza DT

  16. What a great song to journal - part of my teenage education here in the UK! Love the way you've pulled it all together and the quotes you've used. Great art.

    Cath x

  17. Gorgeous journal!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  18. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  19. Love your project, thank you for joining us at Classic Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Carla DT

  20. Super cute journal page, Love that image x