In 2008, I started an art site called creative therapy with several artists who inspire me. Since then, we've regularly had catalysts (prompts) to encourage us and others to create art of any medium. To date, I've done 130 pieces of art for the site. Some were mixed media, others were digital and a few were layouts. This year, I've been focusing mostly on doing scrapbook layouts for my catalysts.
This month's catalyst is: Tell us about a favorite or special piece of clothing.
Here's my layout:
I have saved this pair of jeans for 21 years. They traveled with me from Turkey to Pittsburgh to New York to San Diego and to the Bay Area. People told me to throw them out several times. “You can never fit the jeans you wore at 17.” I heard again and again. But I couldn’t bear to give up. And now that I am finally losing all this weight, I can finally fit into them once again (they don’t close just yet but still.) miracles do happen.
If you look closely, you will see that except for some of the letters and the cardstock, this layout only has Maya Road products and it has no patterned paper, at all. I love using Maya Road products differently than their "intended use." In this example, I cut off the top of the kraft envelope and stuck my photo inside it. I also snuck in some of the zipper trim on both sides of my envelope for some texture.
I then took the top of the envelope and used it on the edge of my layout to make a little reminder to myself (to never ever give up!)
And, finally, I am a huge fan of the microchips and the microfelt; I find that they are a quick and great way to add small splashes of color and interest to little corners of my page. I love the different colors and shapes and use mine all the time.
That's it! Thank you for letting me share my layout, and if you make a layout using the catalyst, please make sure to share it with us too!
Have a great day!