When I started this company in 2010 (and this blog), the name came to me because at the time, it was about my three of my loves; Michael, Deonte, and Nine'na, my nephews and niece. since then, I have added a 3rd nephew, and the naming did not seem right, because I love him just the same. The name also did not reflect that I scrapbook, make cards, altered other items, and write. MDN Creates will be on a lot of things I do, but not as much. With that being said, it's a new year, new name, and a new way of thinking. Let's scrapbook....
On my last post a few days ago, I promised you that I would make something, so I am up for the challenge, and I will show you how....
This is the process I take when starting something new. When taking on a new layout, card or altered item to redo, I look for inspiration. It may be something that I experience recently, a photo, or something I saw.
Today, I am pulling inspiration from this one photo that I have saved on my hard drive. It is a picture of Splash Mountain at Disney World. I do not take credit for taking this photo at all. I pulled this photo, because I do puzzle world on Facebook, and I love Disney.In Puzzle World, you can take photos from your hard drive or on your Facebook page and turn into a puzzle, which you try to put together. Sounds cool, doesn't it. The other reason for using this photo (thank you to whoever took it in the first place) is I need something to motivate me as I plan for this vacation that I would very much want to take my family on this December. What I did was printed out the photo on copy paper (because I am still learning how to print photos on my new printer), then I matted it on the photo paper and trimmed to size. As you see in the photo, I need to draw on the colors blue, gold, a touch of dark green, brown, orange, red, and yellow. So here is what I am thinking....Blue for the background paper, with medium blue, brown, and gold for the accent pieces.
Michaels Arts and Crafts called Garden Florals. They come in 8.5" x 11". The third sheet is from DCWV's Naturals stack that is 8 x 8 (they no longer make this size in their papers) which is brown. The background paper is Bazzill 12 x 12 sheet of Arctic. The design I made on the paper is some what of a crisscross/basket weave pattern like this:
Almost done- using what you have: embellishments and adding photos
|a little hard to see but|
there is stitching
Stay tuned, because next time, you will see the finished layout and its matching card. Until then, stay well, warm, and be blessed.