Good Morning! When I should be cleaning, I'm blogging instead...lol I found this fun blog called One Little Word, and they showcase (you guessed it) one word, that they want you to base your creations on. There are tons of fabulous inspiration there too! Lots of mixed media and fun and funky scrapbooking...so it's right up my alley these days :) They're also doing a design team call, and I thought this would be a great team to be a part of, so I'm applying! Wish me luck!
Anyway, their OLW this time is: Crazy. Now that word is resonating with me in many ways these days!! They have a quote up on the OWL page that cracked me up and reminded me a lot of myself:
“You have no idea how crazy I am, I should be wearing yellow Caution tape, I’m that bonkers”
Robin Benway, The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
I'm seriously considering purchasing some yellow caution tape! Even though my life is so crazy lately, I decided to actually scrapbook about my 2 youngest boys and their gumboot escapades, because it really cracked me up, and although these two are the source of a lot of my craziness, they actually make my life whole, so scrapping about them actually helps me put things into a better perspective and calms the crazy for a while :)
I took this picture a couple weeks ago when it was nice and hot out and the boys were dressed in shorts and t-shirts, but when it came time to put some footwear on, they both insisted they wear their gumboots. I couldn't help take a picture of these 2 crazy boys that I love so much!
I've been really into getting messy with inks and paints lately, and I remembered that I bought a whole bunch of faber castell gelatos a while ago, and I've really never used them! So, to start off this layout, I misted my page (which didn't take kindly to it...I think next time I will apply a layer of gesso first? might help with all the moisture...any of you mixed media gurus out there have any tips?) then I took an orange gelato and a turquoise one and coloured a few lines then smeared them with my finger to blend them in. I didn't blend the colours together though, because ya know what blue and orange makes and I didn't want brown! lol The water just helps spread the colour around and make it look more fluid. I also sprayed a little bit of Dylusions in dark blue (sprayed from far away to get the faint misted look) and some of my neon yellow Mister Huey's really close to the page to pool it up and drip it down. I wanted to add a little texture to the base of my page too, so I added a little bit of drywall tape.
I got a whole bunch of these photo overlays from Crate Paper with my May Paper Bakery kit. I really love these overlays because they have a bunch that are kind of dark, then these ones have little splashes of colour around them and I thought they'd be perfect for this layout. I decided to use them as a design element instead of over a photo and I really like the way they turned out :)
before I put my paper layer down I added a few strips of washi. I pulled out my 6x6 pads for this layout. I used one from Crate Paper (the pier), another Basic Grey (Hey Girl) and one from We R Memory Keepers (On the Boardwalk). I cut out the chevron pattern from one of the 6x6 blocks then just layered the rest of them.
This "orange flavored" card was from the Basic Grey clippings little paper pack. Caleb's favourite colour is orange so I thought it would go great for this layout. I put an overlay on it and stitched it together with my sewing machine. I also stitched the triangles that point to my title on their for a little added texture.
I topped everything off with some wood veneer from Studio Calico, and a cute pink and orange camera that came in my Studio Calico kit, and some fun puffy stickers from Amy Tangerine.
I used this sketch from The Paper Bakery for this layout:
There you have it! Now, that I've procrastinated long enough, I really have to go clean my house!! My husband will be home from school tomorrow for good! I'm so excited that he doesn't have to go back to Prince George anymore!
Thanks for stopping by!!