Blogging for the sake of blogging....
Now there's a different post title!!!
You see, something's happening with my scrapping...
[ I challenged myself to use paper I did NOT like here!]
...I've spoken to a few scrappy mates about it now, & it seems a bit odd....
but I'm not getting the same 'buzz' from joining in challenges these days.
Oddly, I'm doing LOs for challenges. But forget, or simply don't get around to
joining them up...
[And I'm really trying to use all those small embellies that I've somehow acquired & that are so popular at the moment!]
...Consequently I've quite the pile of pages that haven't been 'aired' here.
Blog 'em for the sake of blogging.
Since the challenges have long closed.....
Like this one! [I actually have a LO with a very similar photo from this same day
published in the latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine!]
[ I think this paper actually SCARED me, with so much patterning. And that's why I hadn't
used it. Using a big frame around the photo, & a plainer ripped sheet
across the page breaks up that busy-ness!]
I really enjoyed using those square die cut bits [the black ones] - they're from Lizzie Crust,
& I've cut them up to make them 'go further'!
And of course, how can you JOURNAL on such busy paper? By adding MORE layers!
And one must journal. Well, THIS 'one' must journal. Even if it's the bare bones such
as the peeps, date & occasion.
[ I find tags really difficult to use, so was please to get one onto my page here. And BRADS!
Remember them? Bet there's some lurking in your scrap stash! ]
It's funny how trends come and go. At one stage EVERY page HAD to have some wood
veneers on them. Now, I hardly use them. The ones above I've inked up with my Faber Castell
Pitt Artist's Big Brush Pen [now there's a mouthful!].
I think the touches of black on this page 'ground it' amongst so much else going on.
There's some raw wood ones in there as well.
So, there you have it.
A LO for no reason at all except I scrapped it and wanted to share that those difficult papers
can be conquered!!!
Do you mind? Do you expect me to only share challenge & DT entries?
Seems quite odd to be writing a post like this.
And it's not even scheduled. That is even MORE bizarre.
All my posts are scheduled these days!!!
Anyways ~ HAPPY SCRAPPING~~~~