Hey, hey, hey! Happy Wednesday to you!! Its feeling like Fall here and I find that crazy! I'm not complaining at all but to go from 100 degree temps to 56 is a bit odd. It is however perfect weather to have the windows thrown open while snugged up in a creative space - hoping that is in my plans for today.
|Skissedilla Sketch #171 created by Nabon!!|
If you're looking for a creative kick start - why not try out the above sketch from Skissedilla this week!! I must say I had a grand ol' messy time creating my page:
Random messy tar gel strings - check. Random photos that have nothing to do with each other in a cohesive sense - check. Random bits and pieces of things I love to play with - check. Yep - totally random is this page, LOL. Thinking I kinda need to be random more often you know?
I tend to over-think my creations at times - I spend a lot of time choosing everything from design elements, stamps, stencils, and mediums I wanna use to finding the perfect papers and bellies. I love my process - but there are times when really letting it fly is as good if not better!
For example there have been times I've been known to be under a bit of time constraint in getting a project done from start to finish - when this happens at first I'm a tad frantic, but once I kick it in to gear.... watch out! Products start flying and everything comes together in ways I couldn't(wouldn't) have imagined!
|I used quite the variety of products on this page - starting from the background up there is: mixed media paper, crayon pastels (NeoColor II <--heart these), tar gel (Golden), patterned paper(American Crafts, October Afternoon), more tar gel, more patterned paper, ScrapFX chippies, washi tape & punchinella (from Gauche Alchemy <---great selection, seriously good deals + other fun, kooky stuff too!!), a couple printable freebies I found on the net (need to get links for these), and some sequins|
|Here you can see some of the fabulous Chicken Wire ScrapFX chipboard - its lightly coated with some UTEE in platinum - and do you see that yellow and black stripped washi tape (Gauche Alchemy)??!!! Ack, I love it and have been waiting for a project to come about where I could put it to use!!! The workd sunshine and the phrase strip under it are a couple of the freebies used - gettin' my hybrid on, LOL!!!|
|A mix of my fav ScrapFX letters paired with one lone Thicker for part of the title and the yellow/black washi again!!! More hybrid elements and a cutie Polaroid Frame from ScrapFX - love how perfectly these work for my iPhone photos!!!|
|I had to put one of my new ScrapFX Hot Air Balloon chippies to work right away - this piece was jazzed up with some paint and glitter for the top, and pen for the bottom. The clouds were made using a piece of scrap packaging I spread leftover gesso on and created some stamped texture in it.|
So I find myself wondering as I close this post why I don't do that more often?? I'd certainly feel less pressure with looming deadlines and prolly come up with a few crazy cool pages too..... hmm maybe a little reckless abandonment is alright.... whatcha' think? Have any links to random creations you'd like to share - I'd love to see them!!
Alright sweet peeps that is all I've got for now - if you'd like to see another page from you could head on over to the ScrapFX blog where I'm up today with a fun summery page!!!