But first things firsts. The layout.
This page is a happy snap of my two crazy kiddies with their equally crazy Neanie (my mother).
That new challenge blog I referred to is Words & Paintery. So new in fact, that this is their first ever challenge.
I have done a bunch of painting incorporating the three challenges colours, which I mixed myself from dyslusion inks blue yellow and white, using a Heidi Swapp heart stencil over and over. I also did some messy stamping with some Kaisercraft texture stamps.
Every now and then I feel the need to make a page with more meaning then a happy snap. When that happens I head start to the Once Upon A Sketch challenge blog, they provide a sketch and a topic/prompt for journalling.
Novembers challenge prompt is 'inspiration'.
I split the journalling over two spots. The top is the more general, my usual, words about the who and what.
While the journalling lower down is more in depth words, although I still wrote them in a light-hearted humorous way, it talks about how my mum has inspired me as a mum.
The gorgeous fabric heart is from Charms Creations (who, btw, is having a sale on the facebook page atm) I think I also took some inspiration from the pages she creates with the washi tape, sting, and doily.
As much as I dislike flowers on my pages, this page really did need them (I fought really hard too!)
Well that was my field trip into the world of mixed media. Maybe I will be back again...