Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pause to enjoy........

From the date of my last post (14th January 2013) you can see that it's been quite a while since I last enjoyed the pleasure of scrapbooking. My personal life got a little (actually a lot) complicated and indulging my creative side had to take a back seat. It's been almost three years since I last scrapped regularly and I'm most definitely feeling a little rusty. I've been doing some online browsing and am blown away by some of the new techniques and styles. I was always a fan of mixed media but it's really taken off now, much to my delight !!!!

I've done a few pages the last month but haven't felt confident enough to start posting them yet. I decided that I would break the ice by signing up for the July Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge. Dusty Attic were and still are one of my favourites and their new chippies are to die for!!! I cannot find a local stockist here in South Africa so I thought I'd try the next best thing......... $100 store voucher prize!!!!!! Can you imagine winning would be like being in scrapbook Heaven!!! 

The pic is of my youngest two rascals taken about 4 years ago while on vacation. I remember the morning I took this pic......I must've sat watching them play together on the lawn in front of our chalet for about 45 minutes without a single argument or nasty jibe from either of them......In a moms world, that's a brief glimpse of HEAVEN!!

I absolutely love the colour pallet for this months mood board so this suited my tastes perfectly. I tried to incorporate the various shades of green with mists and inks and then of course added some of my (very old) Dusty Attic stash of chipboard frames and blooms.

I used the following Dusty Attic pieces

DA0315 - Ornate Corner #2
DA0804 - Dusty in Bloom Wild Moss
DA0806 - Dusty in Bloom Cornsilk
DA0810 - Dusty in Bloom Leaves

The design of the layout was inspired by a gorgeous LO created by the very talented Maryse Jolin who I stumbled upon while browsing online for some mixed media project inspiration.

Thank you for taking the time to view my humble project. I hope to add a whole lot more in the near future .