Time to check out my 'take 2' of trying to create an interesting and unique background.
I really like playing with the messy side of scrapbooking and it was my initial thought to create a mixed-media background. I have quite a large collection of paints and mists and inks and I think it's a little strange if I have a layout that doesn't include some kind of wet medium. But I also think my inner control-freak comes out when it starts to look a little crazy. There's a fine line between 'arty' and 'chaotic' in my opinion ;-)
Ironically, I also have trouble knowing when to stop! When I started this background I added the gesso. Then the watercolours. Then the stamping. Then the stencilling..... hhhmmmmm....
Unfortunately when it came time to adding all my linear layers of paper
most of it got covered up. Doh! I like that there's now only little
hints of it peeking out behind the paper from an aesthetic point of
view. But as far as it being a layout to highlight an interesting
background I'm not sure it fits the bill.
Lots of Dear Lizzy and Studio Calico goodies, and some fabulous Evalicious badge buttons on this layout featuring another pool-side snap. I think this photo captured that moment when you're on holidays and you ask yourself if it would be possible to stay there forever. I'm sure we all do that don't we?!
There's always many reasons to want to stay put, but I guess after a while we'd miss home too. Although with all the frosty mornings we're having lately it sure makes me long for the sunshine. The grass is always greener hey?