It's probably rather fitting that my first ever blog post is titled "Away we go", of course it's the title for this colourful 12x12 scrapbook layout but I guess in a way it's also a title for this new blogging journey of mine....
Anyway, hello, welcome, settle down with a coffee (or tea) and I'll explain a little about the photo and layout.
The photo is of my daughter and husband a couple of years ago, he for someone reason started pushing her on her trike with a broom around the lawn and got stuck doing that for a while haha! Of course because of her age and inexperience on the trike she kept putting her feet in the grass and consequently falling off, but in typical farm girl fashion she got up and got back on with a smile on her face (in these parts if it ain't bleeding it's all good hahaha).
What I love about this photo is not the fact that it isn't very good quality, and not the fact that my husband and child aren't dressed to the nines in fancy clothes... it is simply the moment that it captured. That moment portrays a story, a memory and the fondness that these 2 share of doing random things that just make them laugh. I love watching this relationship of a father and his little girl grow and develop, it's a privilege to be a part of.
Lets go through a little of the details:
As I said it's a 12x12 inch scrapbook layout, using just stock standard white, American Crafts cardstock. I was in a mood to use allll the things on the page this day so I did just that. Incorporating mixed media (distress spray stains and gelatos) using the packaging technique, paper strips (using the 6x6 paper pad from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection), I then stitched through the patterned paper using coordinating threads then pretty much just embellished the heck out of it! Literally! I used only embellishments from the Dear Lizzy lovely day collection.
But because of the busyness I was at a loss for a place for my title, but eventually decided upon using the empty space of the photo as a resting place, I like it, it's visible... it has a "home".
I could sit and look at it all day, it's pleasing to know that I managed to get such a great impact with such a small amount of paper.... I guess it's all in the way you use it? lol