Monday, April 13, 2009

Times Like These

It was challenge time again for our DT ladies over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs. The assignment we gave to them was to create a layout all about themselves and wow, they did such great jobs. I love all the different styles and types of creativity that come together! I am always so excited to see what they come up with - make sure you check out their projects too if you have a chance!For this challenge I was inspired (yet again!) by Beth who recently posted this on her site. I have heard this song a million times before, but never the acoustic version. She was exactly right - it moved me. And, it really applied to some stuff I have going on right now, so I put it on paper and I hope you like it. I struggled for most of the two weeks trying to get it just right, and finally finished it last night. Guess I work better on a deadline since I am such a huge procrastinator!

I used a TON of different products for this page and tried a few new techniques out too. The photo I actually took of myself recently. I put into Photoshop and typed the second verse of the song in a different layer before grayscaling it and then tweaking it with a film grain layer. The dots on the photo are rub-ons though. I also took the chipboard letters, which were blue, painted them black, then sanded them down to get a two-tone distressed look. I also used my Opposites Attract cartridge to cut the word "like" in my title. My two fav things about this page though are the polka dot flower, which my friend Annette gave me, and the sheet music, which is actually my son's. I loved incorporating that into this layout. The journaling at the bottom just talks about how some things I am going through at this moment will make me stronger and help me to become a better person in the long run if I let them. It's times like these that make us who we are and it is okay to feel a little crazy sometimes too!

Thanks for taking a moment to read my ramblings and look at my work! Hope you hop on over to Whimsical Scraps and Bugs to look at the other ladies challenges. If you want, join us for our next challenge - it should be a blast too!

Happy Scrapping!


Leanne said...

Wow girlfriend, this is absolutely an amazing layout!! You more than rocked it! That picture of you is great! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog but it looks like you need to be teaching me!! Anytime you want to take a road trip come on!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about this layout it is my favorite!!

Kr├╝mel said...

Crystal - your LO is stunning! I love the picture, the crumbled sheet of paper, your different layers and how you combined so many different tings on it without making it looking overloaded. Amazing!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Beth Perry said...

Awww...girl! I love it!! Thank you so much for telling me. That layout is beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! :D

Enfys said...

What a fantastic layout, you really did a wonderful job here.
Enfys xx

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