Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scrap the Boys March Challenge
"Life is Good"

Hello all. Finished this in the nick of time with only two days to spare. Talk about cutting it fine!!! This months challenge criteria over at Scrap the Boys was
Title is "Life is Good" + Handwritten Journalling + 
Red somewhere on the page
I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do & on Monday I came up with the idea that  instead of bright red I would do the muted reds of Autumn.
Now for my background I have used loads of Gesso & muslin to create these lovely textures & then I think I have used about four bottles of Glimmermist!!!! Well maybe not quite that much but I just kept layering it on until I was happy with the colours.
Now I also did lots of stamping ie. the "brick wall"  & this big "fly" stamp is a new one I only got last week & I just had to use it. It is a NEW Pink Paislee set, I soooo love their stamp sets. 
 I have used some lovely Green Tara "Autumn Leaves" which I just love as well as this gorgeous little birds nest. I've had this for ages & I just needed the right page for it.
I have done my journaling on this little Seven Gypsies card & tucked it in behind the photo, fussy cut this cute little bird, distressed all my edges, sewed around the page, did some more stamping on my background  & generally had FUN with it.
Before I started this page I really had no idea of what I was going to do. I had this photo of my  friend's son that I had been dying to scrap but that was all I knew. I really went crazy with various mediums, lots of different coloured Glimmermists & just used lots of left over bits that were cluttering up my work space. I do so love it when it just all comes together & it leads you along.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my page. Until next time.
Cheers Di xoxo