16 January 2009
Create '09--Week 3
The prompt this week is all about "positive affirmation." With all this talk of what we want to do or need to change in '09 lets reflect on something we love about ourselves or our lives.
My own rules for this weekly challenge have been to use only scraps, and to scrap outside my comfort zone. Last week I used square pieces of left-over patterned paper and cardstock, this week I used strips hiding at the bottom of my scrap bin. I also have been using Dina Wakley's technique of just using what's at hand--all my embellishments (the butterfly on this weeks page, for example) are already out on my table. I also used some ghost letters I have had for a while, and have been hesitant to use, just to force myself to try something different. To give the background a more uniform look, I brushed some gesso over the paper strips. Because I couldn't find my Zip Dry glue when I sat down to make this page, I adhered everything using staples...I'm trying to let these pages just flow, and not worry about the outcome--give myself permission to play with the materials in ways I might otherwise not if I was making an 'official' scrapbook page. These 'rules' for my Create09 pages may change as the year progresses, but for now I am enjoying being forced a little outside the box!
So, I suppose I should explain why "Crazy People Never Doubt Their Sanity" is my affirmation, but there's really no reason other than the fact that it has been my motto for the past 15 years or so, and I think it's a good one to keep in mind when broadening one's horizons :)