The Weekend Five: Coney Island
Weight-y Questions Answered

On My Own

I rarely scrapbook "just for myself" these days.  I am doing Project Life, but I rarely do 12x12 pages "just for me."  Usually they're samples for something.  However, back in November 2012, just after we made the decision to get divorced, I found myself needing to express myself on a scrapbook page.  I'm not sure why it had to be a scrapbook page, but it just had to be.  I think I was inspired by the gorgeous chipboard feather, designed by the über talented Louise Nelson.  She gifted me with a few of the feathers on her last visit to NYC.  When I saw them staring at me, the idea for the layout immediately popped into my head.

I used a bunch of great stuff from my stash: some old Prima patterned paper and ribbon.  I used my Layered Beads stencil with gesso and gold paint.

And I stitched down the awesome chipboard feather after painting it black.

The layout came together quickly and effortlessly.  I love when that happens.  I think it's because I wasn't worried about the design or showing off product.  I was wholly focused on capturing my story.  

I'm glad that I can finally share this layout with you.  I think it's beautiful and definitely captures a moment in time for me.

Thanks for stopping by!