The photo is my youngest. It was just a photo that I had printed forever ago and was in a pile on my desk. I didn't worry about choosing the right photo and I had no story or memory or anything in mind. I just needed a photo, really. I chose to make an 8.5 x 11 inch page because I was starting which what I had left in my Jenni Bowlin March kits. This paper is awesome, but I had already cut off a couple of inches so no 12x12 now. I painted the paper with a little gesso to tone down the pattern, dripped India ink on it, and then mixed up a little molding paste and tan paint and used the stencil from the March kit for a little texture.
When I had the first idea for the page, I knew I wanted to use these little label stickers, so I took those up the side of the page. I did not have anything to say though, so they were decoration instead of real journaling spots. Knowing this, they made the perfect little "placemats" for embellishments.
I did not dig for embellishments. I used what I already had out. Yes, I have a ton of stuff just out but that is because putting stuff away is not my favorite part of the process. :-) I added the hearts and brads and buttons and a cute paperclip, transparencies and wood hearts, vellum pieces and enamel dots. All just stuff I had out. Some old, some newer, but fun stuff.
And I'll tell you what. I love it. I love how it came together, I love that when it was done I felt satisfied. That is what scrapbooking is for me. Just for fun.
Well, that's enough for now. I hope you have a great day! I am off to a lunch date with my dear hubby.
Thanks for stopping by.