Do you like colouring? Have you jumped on the mandala/coloring/adult colouring craze? I have. Sort of. I have colouring books and pencil crayons, and I have my Shin Han markers for my scrapbooking, but I rarely do it. I color more in my crafting than I do in my colouring books. Everyone I’ve heard that does this all say that its calming. Honestly, I don’t see it. My peace and calming is scrapbooking. Mind you, I bought them specifically for something to do when we’re out camping and I’m bored. Bored as in its raining buckets and there’s nowhere to go but inside the trailer with two young kids that just want to watch movies anyways. Who has time for tv? Give me some music and something crafty, and I’ll keep myself entertained for hours. What activities do you bring when you’re camping and need something to do other than read?
I broke out my Shin Han markers for this layout and went to town on it, colouring in all the cupcakes. And the cake and candle, which is layered next to the title. It took a long time, but I like the effect. I wanted to give it a messy, rustic feel, so I didn’t worry about filling in all the white space. I love the finished look.
Before I matted the White Daisy card stock to the Smoky Plum card stock, I couldn’t help but feel there was way too much white space at the top of the page. I didn’t know how to fill it; nothing felt right. So, I left it for the day and came back to it another day. Inspiration hit, and I decided to trim off an inch from two sides of the White Daisy card stock, and then placed it inside the Smoky Plum. I’m glad I decided to give myself a break and return to it after my brain had time to relax. It feels much better, now! It feels finished. I doodled around the cupcakes to give it the illusion that another piece of White Daisy is matted inside the bottom corner of the larger sheet of White Daisy, then stamped a border near the top of the page with a variety of different coloured inks.
I chose colors for my layout based on the colors in the birthday cakes my husband bought for my birthday. (Back in 2013.) As a result of that, I’m in love with the purple, yellow (its actually a light green but appears yellow IRL) and light blue color combination. So yummy! I need to figure out a way to use those colors more often! I can now admit that I scrapbook based on the colors found in my pictures. I’m not sure I color coordinated my layouts in the past- I’m sure I did, but wasn’t aware of it. Now…no excuses. I do it and I openly admit it.
-CTMH White Daisy card stock 1385
-CTMH Smoky Plum (retired)
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Lavender Marker Z2453
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Turquoise Blue Marker Z2465
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Pastel Green Marker Z2459
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Tender Pink Marker Z2464
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Light Orange Marker Z2455
-CTMH Shin Han Touch Twin Golden Yellow Marker Z2452
-CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful Scrapbooking Stamp Set D1716
-CTMH Lovely Birthday Occasions B1462 (retired)
-CTMH Celebrate With Cake S1605 (retired)
-CTMH Cutie Pie S1412 (retired)
-CTMH Exclusive Inks Flaxen Stamp Pad Z2842
-CTMH Exclusive Inks Crystal Blue Stamp Pad Z2817
-CTMH Exclusive Inks Smoky Plum Stamp Pad (retired)
-CTMH Adventure Fundamentals Z3253
-CTMH Workshops Your Way Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Kit (scraps) G1126