Crafting Together with All Brands Youtube Hop #6 - Use a photo - featuring Dolly Dimples Crafts Halloween kits
Oh my SEPTEMBER already! That means it's Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop time.
The theme this time is "Use a photo" & I decided to create an art journal page with a difference ...
Link to YouTube videos and all taking part is below.
Crafting Together with All Brands
Who is taking part?
When the theme came up I had an idea of what I wanted to make but I did not want it to be a scrapbook page but more of an art journal page. The "use a photo" part was easy but how to turn in to something that wasn't a scrapbook page ...!?!
Grabbing my Shady Designs stencils Moroccan Trellis, This Way, That Way, Framed and Angle Leaf I began adding some colour and marks. This helps me place my designs and gives me a starting point to build up upon.
I'm using lots of Halloween themed elements from Dolly Dimples Crafts Halloween Kits to add to my page along with a photo of my youngest son Aaron. I have layered some of these pieces on gel prints I had been storing in my stash!
Once I was happy with where the main elements were going, I began sticking them in place. A little doodling was added to tie the page together too.
HOWEVER, even though I finished the page in my video I still thought that there was something missing. Couldn't put my finger on it but there was something! Rifling through my stash I discovered my Tim Holtz distress mica stains and thought "why not".
The distress mica stain sprays lifted the design because of the mica but also added an extra depth. Is it finished? I'm not 100% sure. I do think it needs a title or some journaling but am going to walk away at this point and revisit the project at a later date.
I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed making this page and really must do this more often ie: incorporate my photos in to my journaling.
Do you think my page fits the theme?
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I'll be back - which has to be said in an Arnie style voice - next week with another video as September is the month of Memory Keeping and I think it is an event, I really do want to be part of.
Take care and many thanks for popping over today,
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