There is a really good feeling that comes with change!
I mentioned some time ago that I was going to be scaling back on some of my dt commitments...well, this month sees that comment come to fruition. I have recently finished up my guest spot for Scrapville, I have one more card post for Cardabilities and this post will also share my last project for Tessa over at Precocious Paper!
I thought I would be sad by letting so many fun things go, but the relief I am feeling tells me this is very much the right decision. For a while now, I've felt like I was in a bit of a creative rut and was very much designing around calendar dates....all the while trying to juggle family/ work and study. I love the idea of being able to sit and play! I'm not a quick scrapper by any means, so having more time to play is very appealing.
I've also felt like the juggle of time meant the kids were not always getting the best of my time and that just didn't sit well with me. SO, it was time for some changes to be made.
That said....here is my final project for Tessa over at Precocious paper.
To say I enjoyed creating this is an understatement! This is my first dip into the world of mixed media creation and I loved it..hehe...
Here is my canvas ...which can I say, took me a couple of days to create..(lol)
Now I know the techniques are not exact and I certainly have a long way to go, but I think it's okay for my first go. I've used lots of Tessa's gorgeous sewing petal flowers and combined them with some Cosmo cricket to create the flowers. Some I scrunched, some I misted and others I just layered. Along with Tessa's cupcake poppies, these were amongst my favourites.
I had a go at layering the background of my canvas first and then added detail and texture with paint, stamping, ink, doodling and rubons.
My work space was an absolute mess, but this was seriously the most fun I've had creating in some time. My beautiful friend Tanya said to me the other day..."you should do what you're passionate about..it always shows in your work when you love it" and she is so right.
So I think for the immediate future...I am going to just take my time and play! I want to experiment more with paint and ink and stamping and texture...lol....and colour and chipboard and canvas.....
hehehe..I think you get my drift. I will still be actively involved in Get Picky and am still designing for the magazine...Australian Scrapbook Ideas....but for the rest of time...I'm just going to create because!
If you're still here..thanks for reading :) I hope whatever you're creating at the moment takes you to a happy place.....I think I'm on the way to finding mine again :)
Thanks for stopping by xxx