So my February kit "Lilac Dreams" has been a bit challenging to get started. How did purple, and all it's shades, go from a colour I used to love so much (and still do, to be honest) to a colour I find so hard to use!?!
My first tip, to both myself and to you, is my old stand-by . . . when you're scrapping with older supplies, use older photos! So here we go with my first two pages, created with photos from 2010 and the help of two different sketch challenges:
First up, it's the challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia:
and here's my page -
I'm loving playing with what I think of as "beginner mixed media" - smooshing on my gelatos, a bit of stamping and flicking a bit of mist around. I was so pleased to find the stamp with the lady holding up her skirt and dancing - she deserved to be brought forward on the page!
This next page uses a sketch from Stuck?!
I used this sketch a bit less literally. I took the row of three photos with the large element behind and rotated it 90 degrees . . .
Then I added a scattering of elements in a diagonal line, to support my story.
Now, I have scrapped these photos before, in traditional "autumn colours" and while I wouldn't say I was unhappy with the finished result, the pages stick out in my albums as they aren't colours I ever use. What I did do, though, was sneak in a hint of "winter colours" through the use of white glitter thickers, sequins and diamontes.
Thanks for visiting! What stories will you be telling in your scrapbooks this month?