I’ve settled back into my routine after getting back from the Illustrated Faith staff retreat last week at the Whatever Craft House. I’m still reflecting on all the wonderful sister time-laughs, chats and jokes. And, I’m still soaking in the wisdom from our teacher Robin <3 What better way to do that than journal?!
For those of you who don’t know, the Whatever Craft House is a magical place where the theme is love, vintage details and rainbows. Rainbows everywhere. Like I said, it’s magical. It was only fitting that today’s journal pages in my traveler’s notebook feature a large patchwork rainbow.
Like you, I am a Print & Pray enthusiast and have several sets that have been oohed over, cut into and pasted in my bible margins. And then there are the scraps. Do you save scraps? Some I just can’t part with.
Today I wanted to make good use of those odd shaped leftover pieces of washi strips and patterned paper and incorporate them into my patchwork rainbow with rainbow (oh, I couldn’t have even planned that!) grid labels and colorful tile alpha sets.
To make the rainbow, I drew six wonky arches onto a piece of 8.5×11 white card stock and cut pieces of red and pink washi and patterned paper to fit into the outermost arch. Once all of the blank space was covered I cut it out and put it aside to work on the next color, orange. I repeated the process for each color, layering the scraps until the arch was full.
Once I had all six colors completed, I assembled the rainbow in my traveler’s notebook, working up from the little purple arch. Then I glued three black grid labels in my journal and cut tile alphabet letters out to spell the words make, making and made. I layered some washi under each grid label and splattered black watercolor around the patchwork rainbow.
I plan on going back and adding my notes in the blank space around the rainbow- I know I have more to say than will fit in those cute labels :)
I would love to see how you use your Print & Pray scraps! Be sure to share your pages with #printprayshop so we can see!
additional supplies: Avery 8665 clear label paper