Wow - who can believe we are already in December? I don't know about you, but the year has gone by in a flash for me. The year started off as a big blur working in a new job (full time) and doing a post grad course in my spare time. I honestly thought I would never find time to scrap book again - and yet here I am sharing yet another LO with you all.
This month I have had a lot of fun getting downright messy - which is probably my favourite style of scrapbooking. I love mixed media and I love lots of colour and layers on my LOs. I admit that often my LOs don't end up looking anything like what I had envisioned and this drives me somewhat mad at times. To prevent further madness this month, I decided to go ahead and create with no plan in mind!!!!
This LO started with some bright coloured paints, texture paste and a D-lish stencil (this Moroccan tile stencil is getting a work out for sure). Once all this dried - I picked my photo. This photo of my daughter and her 'cousin' at Easter worked for me. I really didn't overthink this at all. I was literally just wanting to have some fun.
I then built up my layers; a doily here, some punchinella there. A bit of gauze here and a homemade paperbag doiley there. I literally took a brightly coloured paper bag and cut out the shapes and title on my Big Shot. To give the title a little more substance - I simply cut out the same words with some cardstock and glued it to the back. I was going to lay the words flat - but decided they looked better on an angle. I also added some enamel shapes to give some more texture.
I then just picked out some of my favourite D-lish goodies that I thought worked with the photo. I will admit - I have a slight obsession with sequin bows right now. My daughter may also have said to me the other day. "Mum - do you ever do a LO without flowers on it?" I do apologise for being so boring. ;)
I then just added some sequins in colours that I thought would work and a cute Easter Flair button and a resin heart to finish it off. I wanted journaling on this LO and in a real leap of faith, used my own hand writing. I don't love it....but hey? Sometimes you just have to go with it.
I really like how this LO has come together and am already looking forward to getting messy again.
Thanks for looking and, as usual I hope I have inspired you in at least some small way to go forward and create.
Till next time.