Hi there and welcome to my blog today! It has been a wee little while since my last post, school holidays, a 6th birthday, sicknesses, it's all been happening!!
I am here today to share with you a page I created using some of stash to participate in the Kraft+ challenge for January! I have been meaning to get to one of these and the months just keep flying by!
The challenge this month is using our own handwriting. I tend to use mine all the time, I actually really like it most of the time! I remember as a child spending hours trying to get my letters just how I wanted them to look and as I grew up I would try different fonts and for those of you that have seen any of my DD albums or our PL albums you will know I write ALOT!!
When I heard the song "Dont Be So Hard On Yourself" by Jess Glynne it resonated it with me so much and I knew that I wanted to do a "letter to self" type LO. One of those hard learned lessons of life that I am so grateful, for the most part, I have my head around!!
When I saw this page by the very talented Louise Beerens inspiration struck! I was going to write the lyrics by hand on my kraft cardstock and use that as the base for my LO.
So, after lots of playing here is my finished page
Obviously, I started with the kraft cardstock and a black pen. Then some gesso and watercolours. All of the papers are by Crate Paper, from various ranges. There is some pink tissue paper layered up behind the photo as well. I popped a kraft coloured bag right at the back with some hand written journalling - originally I was going to include the song lyrics but the space wasn't big enough so I printed out the lyrics and taped them to the back of the page :)
Some pops of gold with the title, the stitching and also that flower. I have also used some of the ephemera pieces from one of the Maggie Holmes/Crate collections and some flowers from one of the Maggie Holmes flower packages.
And a close up of the title area which also gives a closer look at that chevron paper I cut into and stitched after I did my background work!
I had so much fun playing along this month and hope to be able to play along a few more months throughout the year!
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!