Andrea here today sharing another of my friend Michelle's art journal. She takes the classes at SGD with Lori and Kim and always comes away so inspired.
Take this page for example. The panda is something her daughter made for her with string when she was about 6 years old. She is 13 now. Michelle has been hanging onto it wanting to preserve it but not sure how. She was inspired to make a backdrop for her panda in her art journal.
She used a bamboo stencil and embossing paste to get started. You could also use THESE dies from Memory box. She painstakingly coloured them and added leaves from a spellbinders die. She then used an older Tim Holtz strip die for a cobblestone path and modified it to make her stones.
All your hard work is amazing Michelle! I hope you are inspired by her too!