Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fiona's January Shares

Hello everyone!
 Welcome to 2016!
 Fiona here with you today to share my inspiration for January.
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"Life Documented"

2 Crafty Chipboard Pieces used:
"Life Documented"
"Mini Cameras"
"Mini Hot Air Balloons"
"Small Postage Stamp Set"

As is with most scrapbookers, the journey is often about documenting life. I often 
forget to take photos of not just my loved ones but myself with my loved ones. This is my
 mum, my daughter and myself on Christmas day 2014 and now I can say that this part of 
my life is documented! Hence the title "Life Documented". I simply painted it black.

I love to use the "Mini Camera's" when I'm showcasing a photo I like. They fit in no 
matter what the theme. This little one was given a coat of gesso and then a sprinkling of
 pigment powder and once it was dry, I did a little bit of drawing on it with a black marker.

The "Mini Hot Air Balloon" is adorable and adds to the idea of life being a grand adventure!
 I think I'd really like to take a balloon ride one day. Note to self ..... add to list of things to do!
 I've altered it exactly the same as I did the "Mini Camera" with a couple of flicks over the top.

The next item from 2 Crafty is this gorgeous little "Small Postage Stamp Frame". I did
 a similar process as I did with the "Hot Air Balloon" and the "Mini Camera", except 
this time I used different coloured pigment powders.

This was a really fun layout to create!

Next up I made a simplistic layout of my beautiful daughter Kaity.
2 Crafty Chipboard Pieces Used:
"Wildflower Set"
"Butterfly Frames"

I have to say that one of my favourite flower sets EVER is this gorgeous "Wildflower Set".
 It is so versatile and not too flowery but rather more shrubby looking. I choose a couple of
 pieces that suited the layout and left them raw then simply stamped over them with a text stamp. 

I may be biased but I believe my daughter is the most beautiful girl around! She is "Perfection" 
in my eyes, now to just work on her attitude! LOL No seriously, she's a dream of a daughter
 and I love spending time with her when we can, which is not very often anymore seeing she
 lives over 500kms away. I cherish her "Selfies" more than ever now. I simply white heat 
embossed the word "Perfection" and added it as my title.

I wanted to add a little touch of femininity to the layout so I picked this little "Butterfly Frame" 
and added it to the corner of the photo. I didn't want it a heavy black as I felt that would distract 
from the other features on the layout, so I just dabbed a little bit of ink pad over it to give it a
 slight black coverage. Love the effect I got!

So that's me for another month. How quickly time is passing all ready this year.
 I'll be back again same time next month with some more inspirational pieces for you.
Thanks for popping in XX