For the second, Second Floor Challenge, I have combined my art works with scrap booking. If you want to know more about the challenge go here: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2012/04/second-floor-challenge-2-use-something-new.html
Scrap booking has been a new found love for me. I love to record and treasure my loved ones' special moments. But till now, I've been creating layouts using pattern paper and all the other embellishments that came along with it. I've even made pages using scrap booking kits. I liked the pages but still I felt that they lacked something, that the pages were not entirely mine.
So this time I decided to make the pages more personal.For this, I selected some of my own art that has been stored in my drawer since last August and started adding them as embellishments.Maybe I can make my pages look more stunning with store bought ephemera but the memories that come to me when I go through these pages now are invaluable and more satisfying than that.
The red border of this page has been painted and cut out from this Index card on which I had doodled last year.
Only after I cut the card I remembered to take a picture-:)
Other materials used:
The above layout was created from this watercolor pencil sketch that I'd done a long time ago.
One chipboard [which I'm not very happy with]
A background wash with neo-color-ii
Things that I learned from creating these layouts:
1. This is a great way to use my loose sheets of paintings and sketches-:)
2. It takes more time to plan a page as you do almost everything from scratch-:(
3. It's far less expensive than the kits with which you do scrap booking-:)
4. It's a more personal, meaningful and satisfying experience-:)
I know I'm going to do more pages in this way.
Thank you for being here