Hey there scrappy peeps! So I have had some interesting conversations about blogs and I have decided that, struggle as I may, I need to blog. If anything to provide a collective home for all my projects, a resume of sorts. If you find yourself here and enjoying my work, then it's an added bonus for the both of us! And, honestly, it is nice to see the close ups and enjoy them rather than have them flash by in 7 second increments, don't you think?
Today I am hosting the August Cocoa Daisy designers challenge. It is a Tic Tac Toe board, you can find the details over on the Cocoa Daisy blog HERE. Pick 3 in a row; horizontal, vertical or diagonal. Use those items on your project (card, layout, off the page, doesn't matter, just a paper craft project). Remember when you upload your project to note with row you picked please.
I used the top, horizontal row; a circular element, mixed media and stitching.
The circular element is obvious; that large digital cut file from Ashli Oliver, an ex design team member. The stitching is in random circles around and amongst the the cut file while the mixed media is just splashes of mist in navy blue for a hint of darker color and weight to the project, away from that heavily loaded bottom corner.
The picture is of Mia in her latest pair of glasses. I did journal about this tucked in behind the picture. I knew with the tone on tone white/cream background that I didn't want to disturb the balance of dark and white I had created and journal directly on the page.
Behind each of the birds is a "thread wad" or "thread bundle"; a bundle of wadded up sewing thread. There is something about that light blue swallow that makes me think of the dove with the olive branch in the Noah ark story... Some hidden symbolism perhaps?
As is the case lately, there is a process video that accompanies this, if you are interested;
Thanks for stopping in today and letting me share! Take care!