From time to time, I'll experiment with a little bit of paint on my pages. I'm yet to find a technique I'm totally comfortable with, but the other night, I was in the mood to have another try . . .
First up, I wanted to try this collage technique from fellow Counterfeiter, Glory Girl, using (what else?) some purple off-cuts!
I had some watered-down gesso left over, so next I decided to roughly brush it over a sheet of very dark coloured cardstock.
So far so good, but would I be able to make something with either of them?
I came across this photo series of Maddy, wearing a hat of mine.
I've already scrapbooked the photos for her album, but what I actually thought when I saw those photos was, "I used to wear hats". And the idea for a page was born!
Journaling reads "before they became baby photo shoot accessories, I used to WEAR HATS
And here's what is probably the only photo of me wearing that same hat, at a friend's wedding.
It took me a long time to put that page together, but I got there eventually, with a little help from this lovely sketch from Shanna Noel's blog:
The next photo that caught my eye was a very ordinary one of me standing in our current house when we had just moved in, holding a friend's baby. Like I said, not a great photo, not a family we still see regularly, and just one of many random "holding someone else's baby" photos in the album. But the story I suddenly wanted to tell wasn't particularly about the baby, it was about me
I was so clucky back then, not that I would have talked about it (although I'm sure my actions spoke loudly enough!)
Remember how I told you I used to tie-dye? I had to laugh because it was half-way through making the page before I realised that the baby in the photo is actually wearing a tie-dyed purple Bonds suit I made for him as a baby gift!
For this one, I used the monthly sketch at ScrapFriends:
Thanks everyone for stopping by!
P.S. Fellow Counterfeiters and Purple-lovers, if you want to see more you can jump back here to see another post using my kit that hasn't been linked to the CKC blog.