When I begin to put together a layout I tend to pull from all sorts of things that I have in my stash. I make little drawings and watercolor bits without knowing fully how or when I will use them. It's just fun to play around and make little neat things for future use. One day I'll share my little stash of paintings and watercolors but just to look at it you might think it's one big mess of papers. But you can cut them up and use them as banners or strips to add to your layouts.
For this layout I used some watercolor book pages, tags, stickers and a few other embellishments. But my favorite part is the watercolor banner. I cut strips from a little watercolor painting and then cut them into smaller squares for the banner. I attached them to a crochet ribbon so that I could manuever it across the page a little better.
Sometimes I like to think that scrapbooking is the art of collecting as well as memory making. Or maybe it's just a matter of perspective... or sometimes even, justification for the treasures that we like to buy and create. I used to think that I needed to buy a lot of things for this craft but moreso now I realize how many things that I have that can be used as fun stuff on a project.
Try making a little painting or page of splatters and watercolors. Throw some glitter or mist on it then cut it up and see what you come up with. You might be very surprised at the outcome. I think I am just about everytime!
I'll be back with more to share and some other fun news...Take care!