So I was very naughty and bought myself a Santoro Willow small scrapbook kit from TK Maxx. I say naughty as I am great at starting projects, but then I get distracted by the next new idea! Does anyone else have that problem?
Well, I decided would make a start on it straight away, rather than just sticking it in the cupboard (with the others). I found some lovely stickers I’ve had for a while and never used (you can see one on the left of the page with the dandelion clock on). I faffed and fiddled for ages with what to add to it and whether to make it neat and straight or ‘rustic’. I found the willow image on the top right. It was actually on decoupage tissue paper which I glued down onto white paper and fussy cut out. The rainbow patterned paper was actually a Primark clothes label….I love it! I cut the ‘wilderness’ text from an old dictionary and scribbled on the Meadow definition…I wish it wasn’t going slightly up hill, but I’ll call that a good step towards relaxing my perfectionism! I have a feeling I may add more elements to it over time, but I’m going to try not to.
I might have to have a think about whether it needs to have a ‘purpose’. I don’t suppose much of my other stuff has a purpose though, so maybe not. Does anyone else feel slightly guilty using other people’s designs rather than drawing out your own images? I feel a bit of a fraud sometimes, but it’s okay to enjoy and appreciate beautiful things isn’t it? And creativity is creativity in all it’s forms.
I’d love to see what everyone else does with theirs. I couldn’t really find any that have been used on the internet.