I'm dropping in to share a layout a made that actually has me in it!! I think it is only the second page to ever include me! And I just hit the 60 pages mark.
How Lucky Am I
The pictures are selfies of me and the kids chilling on the coach on afternoon. These days it is particularly impossible to get Chloe to smile at the camera so I was surprised when I looked back at them to finally see a happy grin.
I was inspired to scrap these pics when I saw this months challenge over at 'Once Upon a Sketch' here. The theme this month being 'lucky'. And on good days like these I really do consider myself lucky to be able to spend my time with my kidlets. On the bad days... well, that's another story lol
At first I was a bit lost with the sketch, it didn't have any paper layering and really required you to be a bit 'messy' on just one background paper, which isn't really my style. But I love to change things up and try out new styles/techniques.
So I dug out my paints, stencils and kaiser texture stamps. I mixed some texture paste with navy blue paint and randomly splodged it over the brick crafters workshop template, I then splodged it again with just the normal white texture paste to give it a more interesting look.
The Kaisercraft Laugh stamp has the perfect words on it 'Life Love Laugh', I think I will be reaching for it a lot! I used it in a line through the middle and lil bits here and there.
I experimented with getting out the boarder punches and adding other papers in that way, but typical I didn't have that just right punch and decided the strips through the middle needed to be the same 'thing' to not take away from the photos too much
I decided to keep with the 'not my usual style' idea and grabbed my stash of flowers. During my recent trip back home my cousin made me the awesome grey flowers which are perfect here!
This page is very dimensional for me. I knew the flowers would be high but I didn't want them to over take the photos, hence I double foam dotted the pictures and single foam dotted the journaling.
Thanks for dropping by! Let me know what you think!
MME - Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally 'Celebrate' Tickets Paper
MME - Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks 'Story' Sticker Labels
MME - Be Happy - Decorative Brads
WOW - Chipboard - Classic Alphabet Lower Case
Dusty Attic - Chipboard - Fancy Trim #2
Kaisercraft - Shaken Not Stirred - Daniel
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamps - Dictionary Meanings
Kaisercraft - Clear Stamps - Laugh
??? - Love Stamps
Cricut - Rock Princess Cartridge
??? - Flowers