Not quite there but on the way…

So, I was going to try Cassie’s suggestion from my last post about scraplifting a layout from the latest Creating Keepsakes magazine to help with my mojo problems. This morning I sat down at my desk with my copy of the magazine but no inspiration took hold I’m afraid.

Plan B – find a photo and try to be inspired by that. Last night, I had my work Christmas party and my lovely husband was kind enough to meet me afterwards to accompany me back to our hotel. While we were making our way back to the hotel I took a few happy snaps with my trusty iPhone – they’re not the greatest photos (did I mention I’d had a few drinks?) but I really love one of them in particular.

As you may have guessed, I’m totally in love with my little family of cats and a few weeks ago I was doing my usual spiel where one of them was being cute and I said he was my favourite (trust me, they’re all my favourites!) – then I looked over at Aaron and I said, “Don’t worry, you’re my favourite human” – and it’s stuck!

I’ve got my photo. I’ve got my title. I’ve got some pretty new My Mind’s Eye papers. Aaaaaand GO!

You Are My Favourite Human

You Are My Favourite Human

Materials: My Minds Eye paper, Bazzill cardstock, string, Thickers, Scrapware letters, Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Crackle Accents, Studio Calico letters (I think), Collections Elements fabric, Viva Metallic paint

I’m not 100% happy with the layout, but it’s a start in the right direction. I do however LOVE the effect on the “human” word – I took some plain chipboard letters (it’s one of my favourite fonts from Scrapware – I’ve gone through two packs already… I might have to get some more!) and coloured them with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then painted over it with the lovely gold Viva Metallic paint (amazing stuff!), then finally added a coat of the Crackle Accents and left it be for a few hours.  When I got back I was stunned with the result – the Crackle Accents sort of melted the Viva Metallics and what was a pale golden colour has morphed into a darker, burnt gold and the crackle effect looks really cool!

I love messing about and seeing what works!

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