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A lot of crafters are doing 'word of the year' type projects at the moment.  I thought about picking a word but I don't think the time is right (because of the M.E.) so I'm keeping it in mind for next year.  I do keep thinking of the word listen though.

 It keeps popping in to my mind.  I thought I would do an art journal page using 'listen' but I had an urge to scrap.  I had in my head that the two wouldn't mix so I decided just to scrap.  I chose a sketch to follow...

...and started looking through photos to find one that would work.  I came across this photo and thought that the two (listen and scrapping) would in fact work together.

I've had these white frame stickers hanging around for years - they needed to be used.  I used some red buttons for CR.  I used some loads of thread (still can't get the hang of sticking it down with matte medium!)  A few brads and foam stickers.

And some brand new stamps.  Love the set, there is a lace doily, a few rings and some writing.

Entering in to:

Scrap Friends - I used the sketch.

ABAC - Balance.  (I found the balance between word of the year/listen/urge to scrap and I achieved Balance 1-b stability of ones feelings.  This challenge had been going around in my head and I had been wondering what to make for it... hopefully I'll be back with some more art too.  Great theme!)

open minded crafting fun - new toys - I used my new stamp set :)

Thanks so much for stopping by


  1. Laura, this is a fab page. I love it. Great picture too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OMCF for our very first challenge.

    Em, DT

  2. What an amazing Layout!! I LOVE it!!! The colors are so perfect.. the little bit of red.. Love the frames.. Heck!! I love everything.. this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Open-Minded!! I am SO EXCITED that you did!! This is wonderful!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  3. This is really awesome! I love the subtlety but there are so many layers...very well placed embellishments! Cute pic too! Thanks for playing with ScrapFriends!

  4. Beautiful layout, I really love the picture with the word, they work perfectly! Love your take on the sketch! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Open-Minded, hope to see you again!!

  5. Laura what a gorgeous page and layout love the wording on the picture, just perfect. Thank you for joining us at our first ever challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

  6. Beautiful page layout. Thanks for sharing at OMCF.

  7. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anything But A Card challenge this month! I love your layout, the red buttons just pop against the black and white, and I think listen is a great word. Thanks again, Becky (DT)

  8. Thank you for your complement regarding our theme Laura...I know it stretched us resulting in such diversity.
    Your layout is so elegant and delightfully put together I think Listen is an excellent word choice.
    We appreciate you joining in with our challenge and hope to see you again at Anything But A Card!

  9. This is a delightful layout. I love the pop of red and the additional textural element you introduced with the thread. Listen is a perfect word to use and something that needs to happen more often at times. Love the cute photo. Thank you for playing in our challenge at Anything But A Card. Hope we see more of your art work here. Cheers, Di

  10. Fabulous layout Laura - I love the textures you have created in the background and your subtle colouring with just that pop of red! Thanks for joining us at ABAC this month - well in fact last month! I am very late in managing to get to some of the entries! Jennie

  11. Fantastic page! I love how you took the sketch and made it your own! The threads and buttons look wonderful and the photo is so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  12. I love your interpretation of our challenge Laura! Your scrap page is beautifully balanced and I love the link between the photo you've used and the word! A really creative and well thought out piece.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card for our Balance Challenge. Julia x


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