Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop! Our theme challenge this month is Selfie.
I am the first to admit that I am a terrible selfie taker. I must have taken about 15 selfies before I ended up with one I was somewhat happy about, and even it is slightly blurry. But I love a good challenge and it’s even better if it’s one that makes me do something I don’t normally do.
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I am not much of a selfie taker. I’m working on it because it’s what needs to be done in order to be included in our family albums since I’m the one usually taking the photos! Anyone else have that problem?
I knew signing up for this blog hop would force me to get another layout of me into our family album. I thought it would be a fun way to document what is happening right now in my life.
- what I’m reading
- loving and
I could have gone on with a few more things but I ran out of room on my tag lol.
I created a fun background, here’s a little peek at what it looked like before the photos and embellishments.
Here’s how I created the background…
- I rubbed my pretty peacock ink pad onto a piece of plastic packaging
- Spritzed it with some water
- Flipped it over upside down and flicked the ink onto my white card stock – this makes the splatters
- Then I placed the plastic onto the white card stock, lifted it up and placed it back down. I did this three times, moving it around each time.
- Once the background was dry, I stamped the camera image using Cajun Craze ink multiple times.
- After placing the white card stock onto the dsp I stitched it with my sewing machine. It’s not done in the photo above, but you’ll see it in the other photos.
The matting behind my photo is a mix of things. Directly behind my photo is a double layer of tissue paper, then a piece of the pretty peacock dsp. Next is another patterned dsp from the Woven Threads dsp pack, then a piece of textured Cajun Craze card stock.
The last layer that you can see peeking out on the left is a piece of notebook paper from an old convention or on stage notebook. I always keep the leftover pages for my TNs – they make for great journaling pieces. I was drawn to this particular one because it had a crumb cake border around the edge.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to check out the other blogs to see how the other hoppers interpreted this months theme of Selfie. Click the next button to take you to see what Heike Hulle created for the hop.
Still time to get in on the Document December Interactive Album class. You’ll find all the details, as well as a video flip through here.
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Have a creative day!
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