Friday, February 26, 2016

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

 I am excited to get to participate in this months blog hop at Scrapping Our Stash. I hope you got here from Alisons blog. If not you need to go back and check ut her amazing creation.
This is my year of joy. One of the things that I have "uncovered" that steals my joy is procrastination. So I am trudging through the things  I have put off for so many different reasons...... This layout is one that I started in June.... yep it has been on a desk in my craft cave since then. This is Olivia's first recital and the picture is so gorgeous. I convinced myself that the layout also had to be perfect. Well no matter how I tried it was not even close. I worked with it  and worked with it but was never happy enough to apply any adhesive. So recently I decided that I was going to finish it and I am so happy I did. This is certainly not what I was envisioning, but I have joy that it is done and the desk is ready for me to create another layout for the first time in months!
  I used a prompt at Whimsical Musings "Inspired by doilies" as my starting point. I had bought some new flowers to use on it but they did not make the cut at all lol so everything is from deep in the recesses of my stash.
The background paper is a piece of old recollections scallops on gray that was given me, I soften it with a piece of blue vellum. I watercolored the piece with the title on it. This was the beginning of the falling apart of my vision. I love the look of watercoloring but just can not seem to master it at all.I will keep trying...... The pattern papers are all MME Ooh LaLa This was one of the first collections that I bought!! The blue doilie was colored with Tim Holtz distress ink in Tumbled glass. The flowers are all Prima from my stash. I added small pink roses that were gifted me several years ago. The lace trim and the bling were just miscellaneous pieces from who knows where.

Well as you see it was quite the hodge podge of a layout. But I can happily say it is done! It has been a reminder that way too often I am my own worst enemy and do not follow through because the evil perfectionism has taken over, and  quickly perfectionism becomes procrastination. I am going to hang this in my craft room as a reminder that I need to just stick with a layout and have the memories preserved, eight months is just too long to wait.
 Thank you so much for stopping by and listening to my saga. Please hop on over to Juliana's She always has the most beautiful layouts. She is truly talented and I know you don't want to miss it.
   Thank you so much for your time and today just may be the day to attack that "no more procrastination" list!