If you've arrived here from Kirsty's blog, welcome, if you follow me anyway then you have stumbled upon Kirsty's anniversary blog hop!
First of all let me tell you about Kirsty..... I met her at the Gogo Getaway last year and having not seen her work before I was blown away by what I saw. She has a style all of her own which is so distinctive and original, you just can't help but be impressed! When I got back I started following her blog and now I'm addicted, she has such a way with words that I often find myself laughing out loud! So, when I read that she was giving away these gorgeous little handmade embellishments and making a blog hop of the resulting projects, I just had to be a part of it!
Here is what I came up with.........
This proved to be a really interesting project for me. At the moment my mojo has been a little on the sparse side, so my creative journey was a little different to the route it normally takes but having an embellishment to kick start it really helped. First I gathered up a pile of scraps that coordinated with it. Happily, they kind of fell into a pattern, perfect for the basis of a layout, I then chose a background sheet and finally, leafed through a pile of photos I had to hand and found this one of my friend and I at our work night out, that just happened to coordinate with everything else! I then added some washi tape, some stitching and a punched detail at the top and finally, an unimaginative one, but a title none the less.
Inspired by Kirsty's work, I also added some journalling directly onto the layout, something I've often been too nervous to do, but it just always looks so fab so I'm making a conscious effort to do more.
You may have already spotted the second embellishment as I used it on my August Document 2011. I simply added it to a photo and popped it into a pocket, it was the perfect finishing touch for this kind of project.Anyway, that's enough of me, there are lots of other really inspiring scrappers taking part, so starting with Louise, make your way around the rest of the blog hop.
Have a great weekend xx