Have a Heart

This page … :/

Okay, not this page, but the journey to this page. It was long and windy and filled with heart-shaped sequins (as is my garbage can now). The weekly challenge over at shimelle.com is scrapbook with hearts. Somehow, that was hard for me. I had a few ideas, but none really worked. I painted an entire piece of white cardstock with matte medium and sprinkled heart confetti all over it. I figured it would make a fun background for a black and white photo. It probably would have, except I decided to adhere white mesh over the top and then I decided to cut it into a shape … I was going nowhere fast.

I tossed the white cardstock, tossed the sequins and looked for a different, more *me* way to add hearts. An old stencil and white gesso feels more like me than glittery red mini hearts. 🙂 I created a background with text washi tape, added the stencilled hearts and a small stencilled title. I didn’t need any journaling space, since this photo is in my December Daily. For this page, I really just wanted the big photo. Once I realized I had zero patterned paper on the page, I wanted to keep that going. A red photo mat broke up the monochromatic scheme and made some red spritzes and splatters feel more at home.

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The moral of this scrapbook story? Do not try to scrap like someone else. Do you.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Cher

Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?

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One comment

  1. I love this page and can totally appreciate the journey – the garbage can in my scrap room is often a graveyard of technique attempts that didn’t represent my style as well. ‘Do you’ that’s good stuff!

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