Hi everyone! Sue here with you today to continue with this week’s focus on “the story”, and using journaling on your layouts to make sure you tell the story behind the photos you scrap.
The page I have to share with you today features the beautiful ‘Love Always’ collection, and a candid photo of my children that I took a few years ago. It was taken back when my boys were still babies; when my daughter used to give them a nightly bottle while I prepared dinner for the rest of the family. We had a deal with her that she could watch whatever she wanted on TV while she did it.
I started with the soft pink side of the ‘Class Act’ paper as my base, and added some mixed media to it before I went any further. I first added some stamping using a random text stamp (perfect for a story theme, don’t you think?) to the top right corner and bottom left corner. I then added some pink watercolour paint over the top, to further define the focal areas of my page. Next, I added some smears of coloured texture paste, and some splatters of mist; then set it aside to dry.
The next step was to create the layered mat for my photo to sit on. I used a variety of papers (‘Note to Self’; ‘Class Act’ and ‘Lovely Things’), which I layered together with some messy cotton thread before mounting my photo on top. I also used some of the same papers in my cluster at the top of the page, along with pieces from the die cut ephemera pack.
Above my photo, I added the word together that was cut from the ‘Lovely Things’ cut apart paper; as well as a small arrow from the puffy sticker sheet. Alongside my photo, I added another piece from the cut apart, as well as an arrow from the chipboard accent sticker sheet.
I then added the two die cut butterflies from the ephemera pack just below my top cluster; and dotted some of the Sparkles enamel dots around my page.
To finish off, I added my typed journaling; as well as the small my heart is full banner from the ephemera pack as my title.
I am so glad this theme prompted me to get this memory documented before the details became a distant memory. Do you have any photos laying around that need their stories told too? I hope this week is inspiring you to get them out and document them.
Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, happy scrapping!