|Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world|
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Hello fellow bloggers! Hope you are all having a great start to our weekends! Today i am on strike! I am having a scrap day. How is it all working out? I am enjoying it so far and in between getting up to do washing and a bit of a tidy as my hurricanes whirl around my house i am having one of those days where i am reflecting on my life. I can honestly say where i stand right now i have no regrets, every situation i have been through has helped make me who i am. The people i have had in my life and those who are still in it have taught me many a valuable lessons about who i want to be and who i want in my life. I just wish i knew this a little bit earlier than 30. These feelings have helped me to create my page because i also decided to do a bit of reflecting on creating too. Mostly about what i have done and liked doing and what i wanted to try. The new things i have learnt and wanted to try is how to make the tape flowers on my page thanks to Mr Tim Holtz. I really enjoyed doing them and love the way they turned out! I also melted some scattered embossing powder on my page which was fun cause i have a heap that i seldom use. Some old techniques i taught once and thought i would give it a whirl again because i enjoyed doing was stamping some flowers and butterflies onto my page, cutting them out and giving them a slight scrunch and a sand before adding them to my page. Lastly something i have had in my stash, one of those impulse buys, and never used was my Smooch inks. I used them to paint around the details in the butterflies and give the flowers a little coat. i managed to combine two challenges together, another first for me! I only did this because both challenges used the word "Change". I am putting this in the Bird is the Word challenge and also over at 123 for their challenge. The 123 challenge also requires the colour blue and the technique is to use Washi Tape. So here is my page which has taken me 6 hours to create, that includes the moments where i would just sit and stare blankly at my page wondering what the heck i was going to do next, lol. I remembered once reading something that Gandhi said about change and googled his quotes. I had a few conflicting phrases as to the actual wording so i chose the one that was said the most often. I hope you like it! I am off to scrap some more as i have a few more challenges i want to get done so i maybe back to share more today!