Really summery and fun colours. I have had the Moonshadow mists for a while and really really struggled to use them :( Then I got hold of a few Starburst colours and some Flat Fabios and I really wanted to just play with them, and I love them now.
Here is what I came up with.
The quote stamped on the front of the layout says:
Dance like no one's watching, sing like no one's listening. Love like you never be hurt, play like there's no winners, behave like mum's watching. Give like you have plenty and SMILE!.
Now lots of you know all the struggles I have had of late with DT's, time management and insecurities over my layouts and so on. I have always struggled with the whole mixed media thing too, I love the look of it but I don't like the mess that comes with it. I think I am an OCD neat freak who does not like mess or getting dirty. So I looked on the internet and watched more than a few videos, tutorials and even did a couple of online classes to see if I could break free. I did - well sort of - I went through a packet of wet wipes :) but I did it.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
This is the first layout in a long time that I have done just because I wanted to. No limits, no constraints - just play time and I have to say it is so freeing. I want to learn to use the products that I have bought and never used because I have always been afraid of making a mess. I did this layout twice because I didn't like the first background and there was no stress - I just said fine... let's do it again. I look at the ease which other scrappers slap on gesso, mists, stamps and papers and there is no rhyme or reason for how they do it and the end results are breathtaking. For me - I want to know exactly where to put what, measure the distances and control the pools of mists and when I do the end results for me always look stiff and rigid, like something is missing. It may be a slow process but I am ok with baby steps and I am looking forward to this long walk to freedom. I will get there in the end.
Here are some close-ups
I started off by covering a piece of white card with papers from a dictionary... some with just text and some with pictures. Then I covered the whole thing with a layer of gesso allowing the text to show through. I added the mists in Tiffany's Blue and Magical Mai Tai and the olive is Distress Ink as I didn't have the right colour green in a mist. The quote was stamped in black archival ink, and I made boxes around some of the words.
I also stamped the butterflies in black and then added some clear lace tape as well as some builders tape - It is a pity that the clear tape does not show up so well. I made some splatters with the turquoise and some black ink. The large circle is hand stitched and the others are stamped and the title is some old stickers I had in my stash.
Here you can see the stamped and stitched circles. I then added the flowers and die cut leaves.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave a comment.