I have a layout to share with you today, inspired by Sian's article in Jot magazine this month, Twenty Twenty Scrapbooking.
Sian talks of taking twenty minutes to pick and plan your page, twenty minutes to create your page and another twenty minutes to prettify your page. Short bursts work well for me...this is how it went.
I picked my photo, two project life cards and some gold washi to co-ordinate with the stars. I wanted to add a little splatter so I done this right at the end leaving it to dry.... before my next twenty minutes spurt.
It was school run time so I walked down to school to collect No.3 son. yep...part of my post-op exercise is to walk to school everyday... Some days I manage the morning and afternoon walk, some days I can only manage one. Somedays none. I still have the aid of a stick and with the help of physio it's getting easier. My hip has stopped getting stuck when I walk..."yay"... so that's one area that is working good...now if only I could walk (and sit and.....oh sleep..just one night...just one... without waking in pain would be good!) without the rest of my hip hurting and get rid of the limp!! When I haven't walked properly for over 18 months they say it will take time! I'm looking forward to getting back to work (..did I really say that!!!.... maybe ...."looking forward" isn't the right choice of words, getting back into a routine again before I get used to being at home all day is more like it!!)
Oh my.... I went off at a tangent.........the same happens when I put a layout together. I suppose that's why twenty twenty scrapbooking appealed to me...and my concentration span!
Later that evening, when the house was sleeping, I spent the next twenty minutes picking out some layers, some embellies, adding a little colour and a journalling card. You might just be able to make the journaling card out, tucked away behind the photo.
The following morning the final twenty minutes was spent threading the needle on my sewing machine #Ineedtogotospecsavers! At least it felt like it took twenty minutes. When I eventually got the thread through that tiny hole I added lots of stitching to pretty up the page.
This is most possibly one of the quickest layouts I have ever put together...thanks too twenty twenty scrapbooking. I will certainly be trying it again.