What do you like to do in your free time? How do you relax? If your a crafter like me then one of your answers is probably indulging in your crafts.
Apart from crafting I like nothing better than a country ramble. The peace and quiet, fresh air and enough exercise to help you sleep soundly. Just as well the other two like walking too as we have just booked to go to the mountains in Slovenia again. It's a wonderfull area for walking (we may even get Robert on the chairlift this year). The food is a mixture of Slovenian, Italian and Austrian as the borders are very near to our resort, you can even cross the three borders in one days walk.....I think we will try it this year.
Anyhow.....walking, fresh air......teenagers. Not really a good mix. Rob does like our holidays (as long as a cool drink and a cake is at our destination) but I would have as a guess that he would prefer to surf the net or play computer games (if he had a choice) So this leads me to the next layout. Chilling out Robert style. Sprawled on his bed, watching You Tube and eating Jelly Beans. I love how I have captured his wonderfull smile while laughing at probably something us parents would only tut and roll our eyes at.
I followed another Shimelle sketch, again using October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers. My layouts have been lacking in embellishments recently (because I refuse to pay out for pre-made flowers and the such that look easy enough to make). So I made my own embellishments using Nestabilities circle dies to cut card and felt into discs. I then layered them up and topped with a sequin star. I found some turquoise netting in my material scrap box (where old clothing goes to be recycled into something if not fantastic then useable) and cut this into strips to stick ruffles around the edge to form a rosette.
The rosettes really seem to make a difference and add depth to the page. They are a good alternative to flowers so good for a male layout.