I signed up for a Vision Board Fat Book swap on the DCI group. "A vision board is typically a board on which you paste or collage images, words. It's simple. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires." We were each given a theme and instructed to create our own take on these themes.
I was given the theme of Fun/Joy. We were instructed to have lots of fat embellishments (but not on the left side where the binding will take place). I had a picture of my granddaughter swinging with a very joyful face, I altered it in Photo Shop with the brush stroke option. The background is in grey scale, except for the Shakespeare quote on the bottom. The main image was printed in color and layered on several sheets of card stock and cut out to make a raised image. Large wings were Azure blue Stazon ink stamped on Fantasy Film, ironed to heat set and cut out. Paper butterflies were punched out of music sheets painted with a wash of blue paint and Perfect Pearls. Used a blue gel pen to write Play! on the image. Colored fibers were tied to the side of the page and I added silver colored charms with the words "laugh", "be yourself" and joy and a dragonfly. A large silver colored filigree Butterfly was added to the top right corner.
The back page reflects the underlying foundation of my joy: unconditional love. I printed the words of the Michael W Smith song "Never Been Unloved" over another photo and added a silver colored heart charm with the word "Love".