Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Scraplifting Weekend 1
Sian is one of my favorite storytellers and is a fabulous blogger and scrapbooker. She leaves the most thoughtful comments and is always coming up with FUN blogs events like Storytelling Sunday or A Great Big Swap of Very Small Things. Her layouts often feature a single photo layered on top of various papers and lots of bits & pieces of embellishments. I chose this recent layout of hers as inspiration for my first page and started by layering papers, photo and embellishments in the bottom right corner of my layout. I even added some random ribbon similar to her twine element.
Then I created a cluster of embellishments on the top left of the layout and included my journaling beneath it.
My final layout, of course, has a much different look than Sian's as she uses more neutrals and pastels and has a definite flair for all those finishing touches. That's what I especially like about scraplifting - I can take inspiration from someone else's layout design and create something uniquely my own.
I didn't add a title to my layout (I don't think every layout needs one) because this page will go in the Reflections section of our 10th Anniversary Cruise Albums along with other photos we took of our reflection.
Thanks Sian for the inspiration for this FUN page!
I hope you're having a scrappy weekend and that you'll stop back in throughout the weekend and see who else I'm scraplifting!
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