Some days when I get home from work my brain is totally fried. These are also the days that, no matter what I do, I cannot wind down and relax. The result of this is very little, if any sleep. My solution to this is to scrap. On days that have been particularly trying, I find 'scraplifting' an easy way of helping me wind down. The past two weeks have been frantic with a mountain of exams to mark and report cards to write so I have definitely been in need of some relaxation therapy. After finding this layout on the blog of MercyTiara - one of my favourite scrappers (who just happens to do awesome process videos too), I knew that something like this would have to make its way to my album.
So this is one of those 'lift the whole thing' layouts. I loved the simplicity of Tracy's design and wanted to recreate the same effect with this photo of Mitchell. I added a few extra embellishments, including a first for me - bits of cotton thread scattered around the layout.
And some closeups:Love the randomness of the cotton thread - will be trying that again one day soon.
So that's it - another one of my deep, dark secrets revealed. Tracy, you will probably never read this but I just want to say thanks for inspiring me.