Hi everyone! Today I am Guest Designing over at the new challenge blog
"More than Words" started up by 6 of my ex-Scrap Around The World Designers
due to SATW closing down. I am so delighted to have been chosen as their first Guest!
Their first January 2016 challenge is to use a SELFIE! Along with that you need to take
your inspiration from the word PERSONALITY!! With that in mind I created this page
with everything that appealed to me at the time! I love misting the old way, without
the watercolour look, so I grabbed a sheet of white cardstock I had tested some
mist on & started with that, overlaying it with my favourite grey ink & my
current favourite Prima background stamp. I figured using my
FAVOURITE PRODUCTS was a sure fire way to infuse
my PERSONALITY into my work!
I am also crazy about loopy threads right now & flowers are my FOREVER FAVOURITE!
I also added any words that came to mind to describe me, around the photos.
Of course I used my signature staples & my typical double-photo diagonal
design - because I wanted this layout to be a reflection of ME!
And that's my favourite way to design a layout!!
Of course there are loads of unflattering words to describe me too (at my worst LOL)
but that is more for art journaling! For layouts I do my best to focus on the positives!
I really can't remember where I got that cameo above but HOW PERFECT?!?
The woman looking into the mirror really reflects the selfie theme!!
Despite all the words around the page my journaling of "Lover of Life" is what I've chosen
as the title for my page as it really sums me up. I make fun happen out of every day
situations because the truth is my life is not amazing or exciting but I learnt years ago
that it really is the little things that count - so I use my favourite china at each meal
& treat my family as often as I can! Every day is a celebration in our household!
The alphas come from the Royal Menagerie Collection by Prima and are full of fun colours
& different designs, all on the same sheet, which I think is a great idea as it makes it easy-
peasy to get the eclectic look without digging about for various different alpha sheets!
My paper layers are all Prima offcuts from different papers over the years, that I keep in one
bag. I just love creating using what I can get hold of easily, lying about around my desk.
It really takes the "schlep" out of scrapbooking & infuses the creative fun, which makes
the process enjoyable rather than a chore. Now on a more serious note...
Please support these ladies.
They have worked very hard to bring you a great new challenge site.
They were great key players in my administration team at Scrap Around The World
& I fully endorse their new venture. My 2016 is going to be uncertain & I don't know
what it will hold. Moving to a new country as I am doing next month is a very stressful
exercise & that, coupled with working full time & getting my 4 kids sorted out, 2 with us
& 2 away from home, was my main reason for closing SATW down at the end of 2015.
I didn't want to not be able to run SATW the way it needed to be run - with close attention to
details, organisation & presentation, & I can't promise that kind of commitment any longer.