and now, my friends, for something a little different. in fact, when i finished this page yesterday, i texted it to kelly noel along with a message that basically said - i'm not sure this even looks like i made it, but i think i like it.
and on that note. welcome to the balzer designs / crafter's workshop blog hop! ;) when julie emailed me and asked me to join in, i was totally excited. i love her stencil designs and have wanted to play with them, so this was the perfect opportunity. this is the mask i got to play with - it's called funky tags.
i started my page with the idea of misting over patterned paper in various colors... and it was a disaster. sometimes that happens. as i sat and pondered what i wanted to try next, i noticed the cardstock in my mist box - and thought it looked kind of cool. i had tried to mist a row of chevrons on it straight up and down and it slipped, and then i'd left it in the box while misting other tags. i repeated the row of chevrons from one of the tags on pieces of patterned paper, then started building the page on my crazy background. i love that a few misting mistakes made me look at the stencil differently and isolate some of the patterns rather than use a whole tag design.
this little blog hop definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and let me get in touch with my inner julie. ;) it was a fun way to try some new things - there's nothing as freeing as being willing to get a little messy and make a few mistakes. after all, it's only paper. be sure to hop on and see some more fabulous inspirating using the funky tags stencil!!
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Lisa Truesdell <---------- you are here. ;)
happy thursday! we have nothing scheduled for this evening. and that makes me kind of giddy. in fact, i probably shouldn't have even said that, because now something will come up - ha! sometimes i think this time of year is busier than around the holidays.