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DICC # Jenn’s Itinerary

March 1st is here. This is my least favorite month of the entire year, and it started of rather poorly, as I found out that Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away yesterday. You are probably thinking, “Why is rocker chick Alison so upset about this?” Well, Davy was my first Heartthrob. The Monkees were my very first concert, the very first “grown up” album (before them, it was all Sesame Street and Alvin and the Chipmunks), my first obsession… I LOVE the Monkees, and Davy was always my favorite. Star Collector has been my ringtone for years, I own the boxed set of the show, I have a lunch box…you get the idea. So when I found out about his passing, I had a hard time not breaking down in front of Phoenix. It may sound silly…but when you practically worship someone since 6th grade, to find out that you will never see them in concert again, you will never hear a new song…it’s a tough thing for me to take. Especially on the eve of March.

I really needed to get that out. I think I will need to have another post about Davy at a later date.

Ok, now that I have depressed you…let’s move on to the newest Desert Islands Crafters Challenge. This month’s Itinerary was created by my fellow DT member Jenn. And this, my friends, is a great itinerary. It has unusual items, that make you think, and the combination is fun! Here it is.

1.) Vintage
2.) Distressing
3.) Make the text/sentiment the focal point
4.) Dress forms
5.) Steampunk
6.) 3 or more ribbons
7.) Fussy cutting
8.) Anything but a card
9.) Metal hardware (charms, brads, eyelets, etc.)
10.) No patterned paper

I used numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10. I decided to make an art journal entry, as my art journal has been quite neglected.  I started with the dress form image that I got from Free Vintage Digital Stamps. I used some vintage paper, stamps, Distress Inks, stencils, and some Copics.

This was a lot of fun, because I just played… I really need to art journal more often. Phoenix questioned my lack of color…but I liked that I did something so different from what I normally do. I thought it was quite interesting that he wondered where all my color was though.

Now it’s time for you to visit the rest of the DICC girls. Please visit the blog to see all of the wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day.

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Jenn Borjeson said…
Alison, I'm so sorry that you're feeling so sad about Davy. Sending you a big old hug, girl. Thanks for rocking the itinerary this week - LOVE your art journal pages. xoxo
Laura B said…
Your page is absolutely gorgeous! Sorry you're feeling down. I totally understand, though. Big hugs, sweetie!
ike said…
Fabulous page - this is soooo cool. :-) Sorry you are down about Davy. I was more of a Mike Nesmith girl myself. It makes me feel old when these icons of pop start going !!!

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