Scrapbooking Global November 2019 Blog Hop - SELFIE

Welcome lovelies to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop for November 2019. This month's theme is Selfie. This means we will be showcasing photos that we have 'attempted' to take of ourselves with our cameras. I think this will be quite entertaining.

I'm Sharni from Australia, you may have started here or just come from the

clever Libby Dyson. When I saw this theme, I knew straight away what photo I can use, as they are true authentic 'selfies' taken by my husband...and as you will soon realise, we didn't use a selfie stick! And a super special one of my gorgeous friends!!

The amazing crafter who came up with this funny idea is the beautiful Courtenay, I have been fortunate to be able to see her on several occasions over the last few years at Stampin'Up! Conventions and always enjoyed her company. It's always so wonderful to spend time with your SU friends in person.

Here is my double page spread. Page one is my beautiful hubby and you can see, we are 'beginners' with selfies!! That's what makes this page so funny to me.

Page two is my gorgeous girlfriends Sharon Dalton & Courtenay Heuston. This photo was a team effort...(obviously not take by me!)

Both pages were based on Whisper White 12x12" cardstock. The circles were all punched out with all my circle punches, glued on and the I ran over the whole page with my sewing machine.

The edges of the page were slightly distressed with a destressor, but you can also use your scissors for the same effect.

I used lots of colours to achieve the finished effect on the circles. I will show and explain the process further on.

I totally saturated Whisper White Cardstock under the tap, then layed the paper flat and added brush strokes of ink from my re-inkers. Then, I dried the paper and proceeded to cut out circles in all different sizes.

I stamped the cut circles with Fanciful Fragrance for the font in Basic Grey.

I then used the dots from Waterfront to create a speckled finish.

The flowers & leaves were stamped from Free as a Bird.

After working out where wanted my photos to go, I did a little water colouring with my Aqua Painter directly onto the cardstock. This does cause the paper to buckle somewhat, but I'm ok with that. I used Granny Apple Green,Balmy Bue & Melon Mambo.

I also cut out some leaves from the Tropical Thinlits Dies.

Just for a bit of interest, I added some tears to the edge of both pages and placed a bit of the coloured paper underneath.