Happy Wednesday! It's Jill here, with a surefire strategy to get you up and over the midweek slump: take a few minutes out of your day to work with supplies that you love! For Marcy and I, this means spending some quality time with October Afternoon's Midway collection, which includes lots of bright and energetic colors and patterns.
I pulled together a bunch of Midway papers in varying sizes and layered them over each other, adding a little height between pieces by folding double-sided tape several times over before backing papers with it. Pop dots will work as well.
After layering and securing the papers, I pulled out some Comet Tail, Springs, and Pink Lemonade Sprinklers. I shook up each bottle, opened the cover, and let the ink drip, drip, drip over the page. I just love the splatter effect, especially alongside that Midway Carousel paper.
When the splatters dried a moment later, I added the photo, some stitching, and my journaling. This came together in a little over a half-hour, and I am so glad to have set aside this time for a creative release. It's just what I needed to give me hope for the weekend ahead, which promises a little more scrappy time.
Marcy also had some fun with Midway. She made a card that is sure to be a bright spot in some lucky person's day!
I am madly in love with the polaroid camera from the Midway collection, so I decided to put it front and center on a card. I layered strips of patterned paper in the same colours that are on the polaroid and added the sentiment perpendicular to that.
I think I need to make this my desktop wallpaper -- I love that sentiment!
Do you also have nothing but love for Midway? Do you have any Midway projects to share with us? If so, be sure to post them in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery!