First thing's first... Make sure you are arriving here at my blog from Shaina's, and that you started at the beginning with Melissa's blog... If you are, great! (If not make sure you backtrack, and start at the beginning, so you don't miss anybody's blog, and don't miss out on the prizes... the winners will have their choice of the last three Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's beautiful kits - Independence, Optimism or Friendship, including the subscriber bonuses.)
For my stop on the Hop, I'd like to share another one of the pages I created with this month's kit, Independence, and what my processes were for creating it.
You Have Always - 12" x 12"
You Have Always - Detail of machine stitching
You Have Always - Detail of hand-cut embellishment
The theme of "independence" very easily brings to mind my relationship with my husband, and so I focused on the ways he has always encouraged and supported my need to be free, through my journaling.
The design processes I used to strengthen my focus included, using layers of torn and stacked pattern paper (to emphasize the variety of ways I am encouraged), adding machine stitching around the page perimeter and around my husband's head (to draw attention to who I was journaling about), adding a hand-cut figure (to symbolize freedom), using soft fibers and a flower (to indicate sensitivity), and adding wax pastel color throughout the whole page (to tie elements and colors together).
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Have fun today, and come back for a visit sometime!Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam