July was hectic in the very best way. After a week in Mexico I was home for a bit and then left for a work/pleasure trip in Boston. I'd started this scrap page prior to my trip and was excited to get home and finish it. I was also pleased to check in on my only scrappy challenge submission from last month to see that I won Paper Secrets top prize (!!!) and an honorable mention from Scrap Around the World.
For this Life.Paper.Scrapbook mood board I was inspired by several elements - the theme of home, the textures, and the colors. Every year the trees in front of our house have vibrant pink blooms, but they only last a week or two. Then, they fall and leave a big mess that we rarely (read: never) clean up and the ick sticks around a lot longer than the pretty. We've lived in this house seven years and I always want to get a picture of them in full effect, but never have. As I was finally taking a photo of these trees in bloom, this goofball ran by and photobombed me. For the texture, I started with a stencil and modeling paste. Then, I added ink sprays and gelatos for background color, sewed burlap fabric as a base, and used lots of paper layers and some embellishments.