Well here it is ready and waiting for my first entry. I have wanted to keep a diary for quite sometime now but never been motivated enough to do it. I came across this monthly challenge through flickr. I treated myself to a Canson mixed media 9" x 12" 98lb journal which seems to work really well with watercolour and acrylic paints. I did a wash of ultramarine, crimson, pthalo green and yellow to create a sea and sky background. I stamped it with swirls at the bottom and tiny fish and seahorses in green and blue. Each blue cardstock square is distressed with green distress ink and dedicated to a single day of the month. As the month progresses I will write a note for each day and add any ephemera or finds to the page. As you can see I made a mess on the right hand side stamping a red crab and tried to cover it with paint but it didn't work so something that I collect in this month will be added to cover it. I do hope to go to the beach a few times this month so I will look among the flotsam and jetsam for something special.