Friday, 5 February 2016

More Like a Girl - Design Work for All About Scrapbooks

Hi all
I'm back with another layout I created for my Design Work for All About Scrapbooks.  This week I again used Photo Play and their Like a Girl Collection.
Like last week's layout, this one was sparked by the quotes and inspirational sayings within the range.  They are perfect for a young teenage girl! And yep I have one of those!
This layout is about being brave, facing your fear, having fun and doing things you love without worrying what others think!!  You see last year my daughter and I participated in a flash mob dance at my son's end of year concert at Primary School.  It was so much fun!! I was so nervous for a number of different reasons.  My girl - she gave me the confidence. She was nervous too but she kept saying to me "Mum you can do this, let's do it together".  Yep I've said those words to her many times over the years.  I often talk to the kids about 'stepping out of their comfort zone', about 'being yourself and being proud of that', about 'not worrying about what others think'......oh there's so many more!! LOL! Well this was a moment where I really needed the strength of my girl, and yep we rocked it!!  This photo was taken shortly after and we were on such a high. 
I wanted to capture that emotion, that feeling of how awesome that was, and how proud I was of both myself and my girl.
It was one of those moments that we will always remember - always share - and always laugh about!
Yep totally cool.
And you can bet my son got a huge shock seeing his sister and mum rockin it on the stage! Ha ha!

One of the papers within this range is just full of these cool quotes, which you can see suited the situation perfectly.  So I cut them out, and placed them across the page. 
I decided to stay with predominantly black and white and teal.  I added a few pops of coral and peach just to lift it a little.
I created my background with gesso and some splodges of black paint and spritz.  I added some stamping and then some black and white paper, torn into small sections.
As I'd added so much, the photo got a little lost, so I mounted it onto some bold patterened paper, and used some 2Crafty Chipboard Circle Frames. 
This helped focus the eye to the photo. 

 I also added some chipboard arrows, and some stickers for added interest.

I'm really happy with the end result, and hope it inspires you to get creating.
This range was so fun and easy to work with!
See you soon

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