SOME MIXED MEDIA GOODNESS & MORE

I’m revisiting my love for Mixed Media style scrapbooking. Its been a longtime since I would have described myself as a Mixed Media junkie. I mean I used to love it with every fibre of my being when I was on the Sissy Sparrows team but its been so long since I have had a dalliance with it and thought it high time I got a hold of the reins again.

It has really been so exhilarating and fun to explore it again, so much so that I have been all inspired to start a new journal! OMG that Gelli plate has been getting a work out so stay tuned for some shares from that. But for now here are a few recent pages created using some of the awesome designers over at The Lilypad. Lynn Grieveson being one of my all time faves and with Rachel Jefferies formerly known as Captivated Vision now selling at TLP I am in scrappy heaven.
MY MENTOR

WE MAKE A GREAT PEAR

FLY HIGH

THIS PHOTO
GOOD TIMES BUNDLE | Lynne-Marie Designs

Thanks for stopping by.
Em x

ARTISTRY OF STORYTELLING DAWN’S WAY

This month over at The Lilypad I am hosting the STYLE Challenge. We decided to make this month a dedication to beautiful Dawn Inskip who sadly passed away last month. As you know she was a well regarded and talented designer at TLP which also extended within the broader digital/artistic community. This months Style challenge I thought we could pay homage to the ways Dawn, conveyed her personality and how she shared her life stories and experiences through her scrapbooking creations.

As you all know Dawn, had a quirky side. She was an Illustrative Mixed Media artist which made her stand out with her distinctive style. Her work was energetic, emotive and figurative. Her kits burst with colour, tantalised us with texture and kept us admiring her clever ephemera stacks and layered artworks. She was also quick with a witty quip often sharing funny tongue in cheek quotes or more positive type of affirmations to inspire you in your journey of self care. She was also a lover of flora and fauna often the keystones in her design and creative works.

Dawn aligned herself with being a fun and funky mixed media artist and I couldn’t think of a better way to describe her style, except that I love how her kits are a collection of gathered and collected finds lending themselves to an ‘Assemblage /Collage’ style of art too. They include torn and curled edge papers and photos. Sublime water colour and painterly textures with stitched layers and typographical word art and interspersed with many found objects to evoke even more emotion.

Since Dawn shared so much of herself I think it would be fun to create a page in her style. So let’s create a MIXED MEDIA page. This style also lends itself to COLLAGE or ASSEMBLAGE which is synonymous with Dawn’s creative kits and scrapbooking style.
As an example I have created my page in a mixed media style with lots of paint, textures, torn papers and a few key elements to convey the sentiment.
‘BE ORIGINAL'

For all the Challenge details and more ,check out the August Challenge thread over at The Lilypad and join us in celebrating the life and creative genius that was Dawn Inskip.
In Memory of a wonderful artist.
Em x

A BLAST INTO THE PAST

Don’t you just love how scrapbook challenges get you thinking, not just outside the box in regards to design but in reeling those memories in no matter how vague at first they may seem. I've noticed this month how I have visited old photos and recalled long ago memories. Like the one below called Dancing Queen. This page was so much fun to create. Whilst making it I found myself transported back to my grandparents lounge room and dancing on Grandpa’s feet. Such a wonderful memory to revisit and because of it I’ve felt him close this week. Miss him.
DANCING QUEEN’
‘JUST ADD SUNSHNE’
‘UR A LOOP’
’22 TOGETHER'
BUILT FOR TWO KIT | Allison Pennington
PRETTY AS A PICTURE V.2 PAGE DRAFTS | The Nifty Pixel

Do you ever find yourself transported into another moment of time gone by when you scrap? 
It’s part and parcel isn’t it really of our memory keeping and to emerge ourselves into wonderful memories. I’m so grateful to get my scrappy on and to be able to capture those truly special moments.

Have a great memory keeping day!
Em
xo