Changing my mind…

What does your scrapbooking process look like? Do you change your mind a lot, going back and forth between ideas, or do you know from the beginning where you are heading? I rarely know where I will end up when I start pulling out photos and supplies. My starting point differs from time to time and this time I had used a piece of the fabulous glittery tape from the July DITL kit on one of my previous layouts – giving me the idea for my next project. I LOVE the tape and I knew that I wanted to use it to frame a photo – that was the starting point this time.

I pulled out the photo, the tape and a white sheet of cardstock.

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My cardstock had been damaged a bit… and I decided to cover the damage up with a strip of patterned paper.

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I added some gesso to the background, using two different stencils. After drying the gesso with my heat gun I added some blue mist.

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I added mist using a brush and some water to dilute it, and I also added splatters of mist on top of that.
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I added the frame using the glittery tape…

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…and at this point I realized that I wasn’t happy with the patterned paper. It’s sooo pretty, and the flowers goes well with the flowers on Tuva’s dress, but it still didn’t work and I decided to tear some of the patterned paper off…

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I then added some gesso and mist on top. The pattern is still slightly visible, but it blends into the white background. I took out the yellow paper from the patterned paper add on and punched some circles.

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To finish my layout I added some stitching along the tape and over a couple of the circles. I also added the “smile” and some other small embellishments.

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And this is my finished layout.

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Sooo, this is just a small example of how I sometimes change my mind and take another direction, while scrapping. Sometimes when I feel stuck, it’s like I’m scared to glue anything down. I try to overcome that fear and just go for it. Papers can always be covered up or painted over…

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by the Cocoa Daisy blog!

1 Comment

  1. Julie B

    Anna, can’t tell you how much I love your layout (texture, paint, splats, embellies and overall design). Thank you making it real, how you fixed the issue and ended up with this fabulous lo. Love how the floral paper recedes into the background and adds to the overall effect.


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