Fill Each Day with Gratitude

I’m over on the UK Scrap Addicts blog today with my take on the monthly theme, which this month is fussy cutting.

I actually really like fussy cutting because it allows me to be creative in very short bursts. Or just when I feel like chatting rather than thinking too much about page design! I have a couple of bags next to where I sit in the evenings and one has a long term paper stitching project and the other has some papers and project life style cards that I want to cut into.  I can also grab these bags when one of my  many lunatic family and friends ends up needing a hospital visit…

I used a Page Maps sketch for this layout that I did at one of our weekend retreats. I started the background layer with the packaging technique using some Dylusions ink and then went over it with some texture paste using a lovely script stencil which might just be one of my faves. Then I started layering up the lovely papers from Pebbles Girl Squad collection.

There were some flowers in the set but I wanted a few more for the section at the top where they are all poking out so I grabbed a cuppa and started snipping away. I layered them up, popped up some on foam, added some dots in, and basically fiddled around for ages with the placement. But I love how it turned out.

The cut apart sheet included this “Gratitude” quote which was perfect for this very odd photo of some Reece’s chocolate, a cup of tea and a lap top all on a tray. I’d just got home from hospital after my second ankle op last June and my lovely hubby arranged me on the sofa with the 3 things I needed most at that time plus a pillow for my poorly leg. It really is all about the little things…

With love and colour


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