Truth …

Dawn’s Journal Journey’s challenge theme this month is “Choose a Word”

Patty Szymkowicz TRUTH pages (4)

I started working in a sweet little handmade journal that the talented LaWendula created with magazine pages, gesso and paint (each page measures 4.5 x 4.5 inches * 11.43 x 11.43 cm) …

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the precious Paper Whimsy girl on the left is from a collage sheet that I won in Nancy of Sugar Lump Studios’ fabulous 14 Days of Hearts creativity and sharing earlier this month with special thanks to Gale Blair for generously gifting several lucky people each day with Paper Whimsy collage sheets …

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I walked away from my pages for a bit and when I looked at them again I realized the girl could use a ‘crown’ which led to adding more bits of old lace and netting…

Google Translation of the German text that I randomly tore out of a book for the page above:  “Is it because of sensitivity?   It’s about honesty, of all against himself over.   A person has only so much honesty as he can afford.  Honesty is …”

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my TRUTH page began with a photocopy of one of the felted wool cards I made in January adding a scrap of map paper, bits of torn lace and some rubber stamping …

Patty Szymkowicz TRUTH pages (7)

 Valentine’s Day came and went so quickly …

I know it would be wise to start on Easter and Spring creating NOW ;)

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38 responses to “Truth …

  1. truly wonderful pages …

  2. Just beautiful- love the concepts of truth and honesty- for that’s the foundation of our art! Thanks for describing the materials you used- and yes, the lace crown on our little lady is just perfect… and that’s the truth!! :)
    These are beautiful Patty, and it’s been way too long since I’ve been here! xo hugs.

  3. That little lace crown is so sweet with her little lacy collared dress Patty. The perfect touch to you beautiful pages. I couldn’t help but notice the map. Something from Jim’s recent trip maybe? =) xoxo

  4. Oh what a lovely size this book/Journal is. I love the addition of lace. Truth is a great word. Thank you for joining Journal Journey’s again this month Patty. Love Dxx

  5. Wonderful journal pages, so full of gorgeous texture, telling your story…lovely
    Sue xx

  6. Oh dear Patty this is ,so beautiful, love the Paper Whimsy image- sitting there, on her map and with lovely laces around- and your heart is the sweetest Patty, I remember the card, and love it-
    Beautiful translation also, to think about.
    Hugs from me, dear friend.
    Dorthe

  7. Patty
    what a gorgeous journal layout you have created! The image is one of my favorites from Paper Whimsy too! I love all the sweet details and lace. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. I love how you used lace for the little girls crown Patty! Gorgeous pages! xxx

  9. The “truth” of the matter is, I’ve missed you. I couldn’t believe it this morning when I was able to log into blogger and get back on my blog. I have SO much to catch up on, and this journal entry is just the beginning, Very impressive use of lace. That crown was the icing (so to speak).

    I love that Fig 17 stamp you used. I could have used that one to show balance when I was teaching my AB class!

    Hope you are staying safe and warm.

  10. It’s lovely Patty. The stamp above the little girl I like to think as an interpretation of the scales of justice – perfect sitting beside the truth page! LOVe the felted heart!
    Shane ♥

  11. Beautiful work Patty…and a lovely book to do it in.

  12. Those dear little hearts were made just for this journal page…..how perfect! I do love the colors your choose, too. Soft and inviting. Lovely Patty!

  13. OMG I just adore your pages Patty…love your stamps..and the little lace crown just finishes it off perfectly x

  14. Her Majesty – the crown was perfect! Love the layout and that heart just sings!

  15. It’s wonderful, Patty! Love it. It’s so tiny!

  16. Adorable use of the PW image and the sweetest of touches adding a lace crown.
    So many elements appeal to me such as your stamp choice, use of layers and what a wonderful idea to include a copy of one of your special felted hearts.
    Perfection!
    Wishes
    Lynne
    (Dear Patty, Thank You for such sweet comments on my recent posts)

  17. oh wow dear Patty! wonderful.. I love this! I adore this soft pink …such a harmony in this colors and the whole journal entry makes me happy once again!

    have a good weekend my friend!

  18. This is amazing Patty! I love all of your touches especially the stitched felted heart! Beautiful! xxoo

  19. you truly are a sweet little magpie with your bits of this and bits of that – creating something truly beautiful with it all :)

  20. So lovely! I really like how you distress the edges of the papers. The bits of laces give great texture.

  21. Wonderful pages!!! Love the stitched x’s on the heart. How do you remember where everything came from!? You are amazing! Yes, start working on those spring pages!!!!

  22. There is a simple elegance presented here…I worked today with the Spark Studios…disabled adults…and I think they would love this exercise next month. You are a jewel! I wish you peace and warmth as the cold weather is sending us sleet and ice tonight. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  23. Absolutely lovely pages,love the lace and netting you added very original Thanks so much for sharing you sweet Magpie, you and Mr Magpie have a great weekend, big hugs…….

  24. what a treasure you created here! love her lace crown… the felted heart… everything goes together so well! and i adore this fantastic graphic stamp with the “dangling balls” (is it still in business?)… all in all, a gorgeous spread!

  25. I’m so in love with the Paper Whimsy girls and appreciate the moment, every time I see one. I think your lace is truly the “crowning” touch. Isn’t it wonderful how we can walk away from a work in progress only to return and enhance it perfectly? Have a beautiful week, my sweet talented friend.
    xoxo
    Karen

  26. Beautiful pages! Valerie

  27. how beautiful Patty-I love the scraps of lace and the felt heart along with your choice of colors!

  28. Thanks Patty for sharing this! You did such a wonderful work with my book and I am deeply hounored.
    And -what a surprise- google translation is ok!
    Looking at this makes me want to send you more mini books! :)
    xox

  29. marmeladegypsy

    The lace crown was a good add on! I love that graphic. And it’s just a wonderful piece!

  30. Wow, these pages are gorgeous, tnkx for sharing a bit of spring also ;o) oxo

  31. Ahh I am so in love with your little princess! Wonderful idea to give her that lacecrown!! and the heart so sweet with the handsewing and more lace… what great piece!! xox Conny

  32. Dear Patty you have done these pages and that PW image proud. Love the 3 dimensional effect and how you have crowned her and added the lace.
    The pages are so soft and dreamy and yes I remember your beautiful pink heart you made a ittle while back.
    Goreous! gorgeous!
    Warm hugs,
    Suzy

  33. Gorgeous images and embellishments.
    Rinda

  34. Sorry I am late here Patty….because I should say I was lucky enough to receive a card from you as lovely as your truth page. Thank you again…
    Your pages are delightful…..I especially love the stitched heart. xxx

  35. these pages are just such a visual treat patty…so lovely with the stitched heart too…… xxxx

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