Friday, 1 July 2016

Always look on the bright side of Life......

Hello lovely people!
Today I'm sharing a layout close to my heart. 
This one was created for All About Scrapbooks - my favourite scrappy store
I had a couple of cards and papers left from the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers range. 
One of them had the quote 'Look on the Bright Side'
Immediately I thought of my mum and yep 'Monty Python'.
'Always look on the Bright Side of Life' was my mum's mantra.
It was her final song at the celebration of her life.
This is often how a page begins for me.
A quote in a paper or an embellishment sparks a story in my head.
You see I'm one of those people who can't create a layout, and add a photo later.
I need the story first. 
A story to tell my layout around.
It gives me focus.
I created a mixed media background using spritz and a stencil.  I also stamped around the edges of this.  I created this towards one side of the paper, as my aim was to layer everything on top, and have the mixed media background peeking through.
I added layers of woodgrain paper, doilies, and strips of leftover papers.
I love scrapping with strips.  I love the texture that it creates.
I tucked some 2Crafty chipboard and some embellishments in and around the photos.
To finish I added my title and journaling to the right hand side.
I'll be back next week!

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