Friday, October 9, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 41 2015

Happy Friday everyone.

It's almost the end of the school holidays here in South Australia. It has been a crazy time here and I feel like I need a holiday to get over the school holidays. I have been busy playing catch up around the house and yard, getting prepared for placement in the next term and catching up with my much neglected Project life folder for 2015. However, I have managed to find some time to sneak in a quick page this week using the last of the Carte Bella - Moments and Memories paper range that Leanne sent me to play with.

I have quickly created this layout this week using the last scraps from the paper range using a photo of Mr J that I love.
I don't seem to get a chance to scrap boy layout that often. When I do I seem to struggle at times to work out how to embellish them. I also seem to over think the layouts sometimes. This layout I can say took me half hour from start to finish. It was literally a pop the scraps of the page in the sizes that were already cut and away we go. I just went with it and really didn't take too much time thinking about it. I also messed around with a little bit of ink splattering too. 

I have used some more of the cute black and white newspaper print washi to frame the layout which I have created on a Kraft card stock base.  I love too how the colours of paper from the Carte Bella paper range that were left just worked perfectly with the photo that I had pre-printed without much effort too. Because I have been doing some spring cleaning here I have been using up the last odds and ends of old medium sized alpha stickers. I have used some to create a bit of interest on the layout. I also felt it helped to tie the bold black jacket in the photo to the layout itself. As most of the layout was flat I have added some dimension with the bakers twine and then finished it off with the word flair I had been sent to play with.

I love these little kraft journal spots too. i have quite a few in my stash. The add that little extra without too much effort. During my cleaning out I have found my dymo which has been hidden under my stash so I have added a few words as a bit of a feature on the page. It was fun to play with again as I am kinda over using alpha stickers at the moment, after all the Project Life stickers I have been playing with. Will be rethinking how to add details to my Project Life next year I think.

Anyways... sometimes it isn't about being able to spend a whole day scrapping... sometimes its just about finding the time to get a quick job done in half an hour to be able to relax. 

Why not set aside a half hour today to get creative and relax.

Till next week,

TFL, M x

1 comment:

Melissa D said...

I can relate to the issue of embellishments on boys pages, I always feel like I am using the same items over and over again. I have to remind myself sometimes to focus on the story and photos, keep it simple and just get it done. Love your use of the twine and layering of labels and jounaling boxes.