Life has been a bit hectic since we returned from Australia. We left the day after Christmas so our house is still an explosion of Christmas decorations and presents. Hudson and I are still recovering from our colds turned ear and chest infections. Luc has joined in on the fun with fevers and an ear infection (which means lots of sleepless nights for me) and Nic has been on the cusp of his cough/cold turning into something more serious since we got home from out trip. As you can imagine our house is a disaster and I have a fairly long to do list, but squeezing in some me time and getting crafty always helps my mood and I just felt like it was much-needed. Plus, I set a little goal for myself that I want to try to post a scrapbooking related post every Sunday, which has been a great motivator for me to find time throughout the week to scrapbook.
For this page, I made up a few rules for myself. I wanted to use paints of some sort, which is totally out of my comfort zone and I wanted to get everything completed while my husband took our boys to the park, which meant I had about one to two hours total. I picked out a few papers and got my pictures ready the night before, then once I had the house to myself I got to work. I liked the time constraint and deadline because I am an over-thinker, but I just got to work and didn’t over analyze anything. I tried both illustrated faith acrylic paints and artist’s loft watercolors and liked how the watercolor page turned out better. I know it isn’t perfect, but I am really happy with how it turned out.
I did find myself wanting to change a few things as I looked at it on my instagram post, but I had to stop myself immediately. I am going for enjoyment in the process and completion of projects not perfection and I definitely accomplished my goals with this page. I think I might need to create little challenges like this for myself in the future. 🙂