Friday, January 24, 2014

Patience By Kay

Good morning fellow scrappers!  Kay here with my interpretation of this month's challenge set by fellow DT member Denise.  My little word for 2014 is 'Patience'.  Personally, I feel that I need patience in all aspects of my life.  At work, at home even in my crafting.

This page is the start of me practicing 'Patience'.  I have many mixed media items in my stash but I rarely actually do a page with mixed media simply because I don't have the patience for it!  Sometimes, you have to allow time for the media to dry or set & I'm just too impatient to wait!  Yes, even with the use of a heat gun I still feel that I'm losing precious minutes & seconds blowing hot air onto my page!

Tsk, yes.  Patience...patience is the key--I feel that I need to slow down, take time to 'smell the flowers' as they say.  I seem to constantly be rushing through life & I think I'm missing out on some really important things.

Here are a few more closeups.
 My cluster is full of many different colored flowers.  I've also embedded a bit of woven net ribbon here and there.  A bit of different colored tulle was tucked underneath the cluster--tulle always seems to soften a page in my opinion.
 This lovely tag was made by our very own Marivic.  For someone like me who apparently seems to lack patience--these tags are excellent for completing a page in no-time.  The tags are so well embellished that I add it & voila!  Half my page is already done!  :-)
My journaling is stored in this scroll which has become my fave way of storing my thoughts.  Here you can also see some of the several mediums I used on this page.  There's some gesso, mists in different colors, stamping & a bit of texture paste.

So what's your little word for 2014?

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  1. Great layout Kay, I really wish I could learn patience!!!

  2. What a beautiful page Kay I really love how colorful it is, so pretty...

  3. Very pretty Kay! Love, love all the colors...Thank you!

  4. Wonderful layout! I love the colors! Gorgeous!

  5. I love all the color on this page Kay! Beautiful work!

  6. Gorgeous page Kay! Love the vibrancy of it and the super elements! Love the sentiment and I think in our really busy lives, we can certainly associate with that! ;-)

  7. Thanks for all the comments girls...


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