Thursday, November 6, 2014

Forgive Imperfection Embrace it!

Hello!  So the other day I took time to just craft... to be inspired by a sketch and just go for it.  I had really been wanting to do a page for the Affirmations challenge at Challenge Yourself... but alas I ran out of time.  When I saw the sketch for Creative Scrappers I knew I just had to do it.  So here is what I created...

Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Polka dot Party
Mists: Mr. Huey's by SC and Color Shine by Heidi Swapp
Embellishments: Various Dear Lizzy Collections
Journal Stickers: Echo Park, Basic Grey, American Crafts

I have such a hard time doing layouts on myself... mainly because I forget to, and because I never see photos of me that I really like.  I think so many of us feel that way, but I've been doing more thinking about it, and you know what?  No kid has ever said they wish they had less photos of their mom... if anything you always want more.  I scrap to preserve memories for my family, and I am a part of those memories.  So I need to just suck it up Butter cup and get my own photos scrapped so they too will have something to cherish.

Thanks for stopping by, and here is a look at the sketch I based this on:

To create this layout I decided to do the opposite of what I normally do, and have my white space actually be white.  I then looked through the patterned paper I wanted to use and found similar colored spray mists to water paint with.  After I water painted on the background I wanted to mute the colors and rubbed Gesso over top of them with my finger.  Next I painted my title by hand before layering my papers and embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!!


*Vicki* said...

This is such a fabulous take on the sketch Lisa!! I agree self pages are hard to do, but I think it's something that your children will really appreciate in the future! :) HUGS

jessica said...

This is AWESOME Lisa!!!
Such a GREAT pic of you too!!!

Donna K said...

Your family will be so happy you've created these amazing pages for many years to come. Love this!

Kelly Latevola said...

Beautiful layout, beautiful Momma ;)