Free Bird

Aloha My Crafty Friends!! After a brief unexpected time away from Youtube, I am finally back. And ready to scrap and share with you all the things that have been going on.

Truth be told I had been having serious mojo issues. The creative juices just weren’t flowing and it was hard. I wanted to scrap and nothing was coming.

When I sat down to create this layout, I decided to just have fun. Not scrap an important story but play. I often look at Pinterest, like many scrappers do. I had been seeing lots of watercolor stripes, on a Wilna layout and others. I decided to go with that. I think many times I put the pressure on myself to always come up with something new and fresh. I forget it is ok to use the inspiration and ideas of other scrappers who are sharing. I know for me, that is part of why I share to help inspire.


I used my favorite Tim Holtz reinker color, cracked pistachio, to create a watercolor paint. I used a big brush that holds lots of water. I really like the look that gives, it really helps it look like a watercolor instead of a spray ink. The color is light and dreamy. All I did next was paint stripes. I did let some of the color splatter on the page too. It is really simple but gives the page (which is white card stock) an artsy feel.



The picture I wanted to scrap isn’t this great amazing story. I think that’s why it was easier for me to scrap though. I also think sometimes when your mojo is away on vacation, scrapping your favorite pictures or stories is tough. We want them to be perfect. Now if scrapping great photos is what inspires you, yes scrap them. I just find find taking the pressure from telling a really important story helps. It helps me get into the groove.

This picture isn’t amazing, but this is where the fun in my story is. This is a picture of a peacock from the Dole Plantation. The peacocks room all over there, and can make for a really cool picture. They are such pretty birds. This bird though did not want his picture taken. He would have his feathers all out and I would try to take his picture he would start grooming himself, and turn. It was frustrating too. This is the story I am telling on this layout. Gotta love animals, they don’t care we want great shots for a scrapbooking layout.

He still looks pretty I admit though.

IMG_0003The Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection has tons of frames, I layered some of them with a tag from Fancy Pants Happy Place.  I actually tried to keep the embellishments light.


I used bits of chipboard, phrase stickers and those amazing sequin hearts from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection.


I ended the layout by adding gold splatters and outlining the layout to give the layout that artsy look.



I actually really like how this turned out. It also helped me want to create more. I love how that happens when I take the pressure off and I end up finding my groove.



Here is the process video from my Youtube Channel.



I hope you, my scrappy friends have a great weekend. I hope you find the moments to feel inspired to tell the story of your life!!


Aloha, Hannah

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