"See", by Jamie Pate.
Sometimes I find myself sort of timid to create layouts about myself. I’m not a huge selfie taker. It is usually my oldest daughter teasing me with the selfie snap. She has a way of fishing me in. But for the most part, it’s just not ‘me’.
But very recently I was playing with my camera grabbing some shots of my kids goofing off at the park. I decided to take a ‘selfie’ with my dslr. A ‘blind-selfie’ if you will. Because I had no idea what was in the lens. Well, today’s project is a result of that happy blind shot.
But let’s start from the beginning. I’m a sucker for black and white graphic images. The Illustrated Faith BW Floral Stripe was just what I had in mind when I went to make this page. I know it’s upside down…there’s a reason for that. I’m getting to it.
And the reason it’s upside down is because of this: it needed to be fussy cut and I had to know how it was to be placed. So what I did was cut around some of the flowers on that particular pattern paper. Then I trimmed out the edge of a piece of white cardstock, about 2-inches on two edges. The cardstock slipped in pretty easy. I love how those flowers peak over the edges.
Here’s that image, that blind-selfie I took at the park. It just captured my eyes. As soon as I saw it I loved it. It inspired me immediately to so many thoughts in my head about where I am right now. I knew I had to make a page that summed up a few of those themes.
After the photo was placed, it too was also slipped under some of the floral pattern, it was time to play. Grabbing She Blooms Die Cuts and some washi tape plus Enamel Hearts I just went to randomly placing embellishments, knowing I was also going to add a bit of my own journaling in places.
The embellishments were layered over some stenciled dots plus a few Date It Roller Stamp inked image. All came together in a beautiful way. A way that captured a few themes in my head. All inspired by a silly blind-selfie.
IF She Blooms: B&W Stripe, Cross Washi, Paper Pieces, Chipboard Icons; IF Enamel Hearts: One In A Melon; IF Basics: Just Believe Washi Tape; Ciao Chipboard: Adventure