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Day Two, December Daily 2016

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Day 2 from Day 1.  The green sequin star is missing as I took this photo before I had finished documenting and embellishing the Day 2 spread.

Day 2 open spread as it appears in my notebook (I am using 2 DIY'd notebooks for December Daily this year). Lots of patterned paper, vellum and half pages.

I backed the journaling circle from the previous page with matching patterned paper. The white cardstock that was there was fine except when I decided to add the #2 there it got lost. With the patterned paper highlighting the number, I simply added a gold strip of ink on the side where the number and the patterned paper were overlapping. 

The stamped TRADITIONS is from a stamp set from Ali Edwards along with the outline (different stamp set) that were part of the December Daily 2016 product release. I stamped in Gold Ink also from Ali's shop, the same that I am '2 toning' the numbers with.

The journaling was created on a blank canvas in Photoshop Elements sized the same as the photo, I then dragged it over top of the photo - so 2 layers - with the journaling layer opacity reduced to about 50% so that the photo could peek through.

We built our home 10 years ago now, and this shopping centre is my closest. Every single year this is where I have purchased the special ornaments for my Dad, my infant daughter and this year I need one more... for my Aunt. I guess it's a tradition within a tradition.

That's my December 2 spread done, I am enjoying the challenge of less real estate in a Travelers Notebook size insert.

Flat flat and flatter are the key - nothing chunky, not too many layers, reduce profiles where possible (eg. the numbers from Ali Edwards December Daily 2016 main kit), not tying the loop of the tag but securing with gold sewing thread instead - the challenge to adapt traditional memory keeping to a notebook is really stretching my creative muscles and intellect.

Cheers and thanks for joining me on this journey,

Michelle x.

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