It's the middle of the month. so it must be time for the Gossamer Blue Inspiration Blog Hop! if you are just about to open your kit and decide which of the lovely pieces to use first, we hope you'll find something to inspire you along our hop today.
The page I have to show you was created out of chaos.
Now I'm sure some (many? all? everyone apart from me?) have beautiful organised, know-where-everything-is, always-wiped-clean scrapbooking spaces. I don't. I have to hold my hand up and say I work in (whisper it) a mess. I pull out lots of supplies every time I make a page, but I'm never in a rush to put them away again. I can't help myself.
I've fought against it. But I always come back round to an acceptance that I think better with all my stuff around me.
So this page? I had just taken a photo of my brushes in the middle of my latest midden (which is what we call a trash heap round here) when my December kits arrived. When I saw the pieces with coloured pencils and paint chips, I thought..there's a page in there..
..I started to clear space for a fresh sheet of white cardstock and I lifted my "spatter" page: that painty, inky sheet of card I'd been using to test my colours on. I looked at it. I couldn't. Could I? Well, yes: I could. The colours were perfect, so I made my page on a background of a genuine piece of my desk detritus. I hope you think it worked, because today I'm saying inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of places. So stop! If you are about to throw that out; just have one more look...
The quotes come from one of my favourite books (excellent for any scrapbooker interested in storytelling) Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. Oh, and yes! I found somewhere to use those eyelashes in the Shine Ephemera diecuts in the Main Kit. They echo the brushes in the photo and they guide your eye down the page. try them up near the top of your layout somewhere!
And now I'm going to point you onwards. I hope you find lots of inspiration from the Gossamer Blue team this month. Click on a name and see what there is to discover!Alex Hunter Anabelle O'Malley Brenda Smith Brenda Weaver Caylee Grey Emily Spahn Eunyoung Lee Felicitas Mayer France Wisniewski Heather Leopard Jill Keller Kathleen Graumüller Kellie Winnell Kelly Xenos Michelle Wedertz Sandra Dietrich Sian Fair (you are here!) Stephanie Buice
All supplies used from December kits by Gossamer Blue