While I have been away, I handed over Challenge Heaven to a new owner and then decided it was time to give my self a break. I spent lots of time thinking about what Scrapbooking means to me and why I do it. I have come to the realisation that I do it as a craft as well as to preserve my families history. I often find my self (as I'm sure others do) admiring others work in magazines and on the Internet. I have realised that there are SO MANY talented artists in the Scrapbooking world, especially in Australia. I think for too long I have tried to compare my work to others, and I have been hard on myself that my Scrapbooking was simply not good enough.
I have now made a conscience decision to go back to Scrapbooking as a 'craft' and not try to be an 'artist', as this is better left to those artistic ones.
On that note .... the paper rack has been dusted off and my creativity seems to be flowing once again ...
Here is a page I have done of my Nana, who is sadly not doing so well ...
I have used a bit of all sorts ... Kaiser and Bo Bunny PP's ... RW chippy ... Graphic 45 staples and some Tim Holtz bits ... Websters alpha's and some A lil somethin dress pattern flowers !
For something new I have covered the chippie in crackle and then added vintage photo distress stain, I really liked the effect ... here's a close up
Pretty cool I thought : )
See ya again real soon, I'm going to have a go at the Stuck ?! sketch !!