Here is the layout I created for this challenge.
The quote on the front (stamped of course) says:
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
I believe in Angels and I think that we have Angels that come and go in our lives depending on what we need some stay all the time and some only stay for a while, I have a parking Angel that is exceptional - seriously! I NEVER have a problem getting parking exactly where I need to. I have an amazing guardian Angel who watches over me and my family and keeps us safe. I know I have a creative Angel and sometimes I think she looks like this.
I know she is desperately trying to get me to embrace imperfection but it is the one thing that is SO hard for me to do. BUT ... I had a look at my first layout from when I joined LS as a DT member back in April 2012, it was my very first DT spot too :) and I realise just how far I have come.
Here is my first layout.
All precisely measured and left and right matching, no untidy inking or splashes and splats or messy writing for that matter. Just neatly typed and pristine clean. So when I look back on just how much my scrapping has evolved over the last two years I reckon she is winning the battle. I reckon she must be giving a huge sigh of relief right now too.
Here are some close ups.
I started off using heavy duty watercolour paper to try and stop the buckling - still the thing that bugs me the most :) I added the fussy cut butterfly from tissue paper using mod podge. Then some texture with a Tim Holtz stencil and gesso and then I was ready to give the area a light wash of gesso. Once it was all completely dry I was ready to add some Distress Inks in peach and turquoise, watered down to create a watercolour effect .
You can see the stencil here. I added lots of mesh tape, washi tape as well as some random stitch stamping. See the handwritten addition to my title. :)
Lastly I added the flowers, butterfly and the cotton and of course a little bling.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look, and for taking the time to leave me your comments. I really appreciate it.
Till next time.