Okay, I hit a little bump in the road with my challenge. On Thursday, I made the mistake of not getting my layout done before I started watching the Republican National Convention. I thought Donald Trump would be done early enough for me to get a page done. Big mistake. He seems to really enjoy talking. (I’ll be watching the Democrats next week, so I will definitely remember this before Hillary Clinton speaks on Thursday.) Needless to say, after Donald Trump talked for an hour and fourteen minutes, I didn’t get a page done. Then on Friday, I wanted to do two pages to make up for the missing page. The result, another day with no page. So today, I made sure I got at least one page done. (I did a second, but I can’t share it yet.)
With the page I am sharing today, I was reminded that simple can be hard. I started my page wanting to fill the page. (That is my norm.) I just wasn’t happy with the results I was getting. So I tried to go with a more stripped back approach. I still had too much stuff on the page. Finally, I went with a background paper, the photo mask, one artsy bit, one brush and a MagicLight. For me, this was keeping it simple. I did repeat the brush multiple times to create the scratched look. I also duplicated the flower that was part of the artsy bit so I could put it on top of the title. I did use a second paper that I clipped to the large font.
To be honest, I still feel like it is unfinished even though adding more is just too much. Sometimes, you just have to say, this is done. This meets my goal. That is what I did today.
Thanks for stopping by to see another one of my digital scrapbooking pages. I plan to be back tomorrow with a new, more artsy page. Until then, don’t forget to document your memories.