Well, at long last, I’m starting back into a bit of art.
I’m going to be incorporating some mixed media art into my scrapbooking. The project I’m working on (getting the 5000+ photos from our European Vacation in albums) is huge, and I’m tempted to take short cuts and just slam them into an album, but I really want to get as much as I can out of my available time. Combining painting, stamping AND scrapbooking will be a great way to do that, I think.
I started with this basic paper.
Then I added some stick on letters and stamping…
This will be the title page. I plan to cut the word “London” out of photos of icons, and add a 5×7 picture of the two of us (the photos will be ready to pick up tomorrow!)
Then I embellished two papers for the 1st layout, starting with this…
…and turning it into this…
I’ll do some more embellishing, but I need to get the photos in place first.
Not a huge accomplishment, but at least I got my toes wet and I’m ready to get going! It’s a good feeling.
Today I’m feeling grateful that I haven’t completely lost my desire to create! I was beginning to wonder if I had! Altering paper isn’t anything monumental, but it’s a step in the right direction.