Hi, i've been having some fun!
What with you ask well i saw this challenge
Having been dabbling in some mixed media canvases lately and having lots
of fun i thought it would be cool to try the same on a Layout.
this is what i came up with.
I used a crafters workshop template and gesso to begin with on some Teresa Collins music paper.
the challenge criteria was to
"Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base. Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps, bubble wrap, etc etc - its all up to your imagination.
Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)"
I got to used my new Dylusions stamps for the first time! Love, love, love!!!
I also decided to keep my embellishments all neutral in colour because my background and photo's were
heavy with so many different colours. A cream peta-loo flower, some pale pink Prima
butterflies, white buttons and a book-print banner from 'a lil somethin'.
A heap of different coloured Adirondack colour washes, water sprayer and some liqutex inks to achieve the background colours. The paper was so wet by the time i finished I thought it was going to tear-haha! It took quite a bit of drying!~ I also sprayed the whole thing rather generously
with a copper Maya Road mist- it has the most awesome shimmer of any of the mists
i've used. Shame i couldn't get it to show up in the pictures i took
but trust me it has a very pretty shimmer!
And ta-da this was the end result.
I think it's my new favourite layout!
All about my out of control life! lol!
The journaling reads
"Under control?! HA!
Who am I kidding!
Most of the time my life with four
kids feels like an out of control train, destined
to crash. Just when I think I’ve got it back
on track….watch out!
This is it! This is me!
Just a Mum doing what Mums do everyday.
Some days it’s good, some days it’s
not. Sometimes I feel like I’m on top of it all
and other times I feel like a gibbering mess.
I’m not sure what gets me through
those days???.... But, I do get through them I come
out the other side hoping, praying I’ll feel a
little more in command…next time
the train threatens to derail."
If you want to take part in this Scrap-It-Lah challenge
you have until Sept, 30th so hop over here and check out the
DT samples and the fab Studio Calico prize up for grabs.
thanks so much for visiting, and if you feel like leaving me
a comment it would make my day. :))