So I have been scrapping lately. I've been doing my art journal. I've been taking my daily photo. I've been doing some stamping. I've been back at work. AND I've been shining my sink!
I've done my LO for the first challenge of the year on The Creative Type, which goes up on Monday. I love being part of The Creative Type. It really challenges me creatively and makes me scrap differently. It's fantastic to think of text as an embellishment-a real part of the design of a page, rather than just away of adding a story. It is well worth participating in the challengs if you are looking to try different things.
I've also worked on a LO for February's Pagemaps.
Pagemaps is a fabulous resource if you like to use sketches!
Tonight's LO is one I did a while ago for The Scrapbook Magazine.
I love using paint on my LOs. This one started off as plain cardstock, then I swiped some paint on with a plastic card, stamped with acrylic paint, and then used two sizes of bubble wrap to make the spots. I was pleased with the rusty, distressed look which I think suits the photos well. In real life the background is subtle, yet quite complex because of all the layers of paint. Sometimes patterned paper is just too overwhelming and I like the subtle effects you can get with paint.