We have sickness in the house AGAIN!
I tell ya, I think I'm going to invest in a bulk load of Vitamin C next year just to make sure the friendly germs my kiddo's seem to welcome home on a regular basis, get the hint!
Anyhow this means of course that today's Little Red Wagon post is yet again.....late! At least I'm still posting on the correct day though so here goes........
It's Jan's turn to host this week's challenge and we must have been particularly bad (in my book anyway!) because she wants to see 'anything but a card' as long as it involves paper.....not my favourite challenge I'll admit even though there are plenty of options to choose from.
I wanted to do something different - a bookmark, a tag, an altered item came closest but after trawling the Silhouette store for quite some time I couldn't shake the feeling that I was cheating by letting the machine do all the work for me.
So eventually I decided to stick with what I know best and create a scrapbook layout.......it involves paper and is definitely not a card!
I also decided to have a little fun.
After scrapbooking for almost 7 years I still have absolutely no clue what my style is, or if I even have one! I just like to try different stuff......whatever makes me happy, and this page is vastly different from my usual layouts I guess......and it makes me happy!
There's a magazine I LOVE, a British publication called Scrap 365 and recently they teamed together with Mixed Media Place for a Blog Hop. I was transfixed for a couple of hours 'ooohing' and 'aaahing' over this talented bunch of ladies and knew I'd have to take the plunge sometime.
I quite often dabble in a little mixed media on my layouts but never full out, and although this one is by no means 'extreme' mixed media, it's probably as far as I'll go.
For more reasons than one, here's Brave.
So, what's going on in the background here?
Scrunched pieces of Washi tape and a layer of Gesso together with some stencilled moulding paste and a little random stamping........
Messy thread and a chipboard heart, altered with Moulding Paste and Gelato's.........
Various embellies thrown on top and finished with another layer of Gesso, then drizzled with splotches of Glimmer Mist.
And finally the journalling, printed onto vellum, explains all.
So, why not be 'brave' yourselves and venture away from a card, for this weeks challenge.
Link up over on the blog and check out a little 'non card' inspiration from the rest of the girlfriends.
In the mean time this baby will be heading into a couple of challenges itself.
The layout for this page was inspired by the current sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches.
You might say I took it and ran with it, but the basic arrangement is there.
Also the current 'What Are You Feeling' challenge over on the Mixed Media Place blog.......
.....happens to be for your interpretation of the word 'Courage'.
I'll be back again later this week with.....who knows what?
Have a great evening and I'll see you soon,
LRW - Be My Valentine
1 year ago