This month the DT were asked to produce a LO about ourselves; a secret, an idiosyncrasy that would normally go unscrapped. So here is a little something about me you may not know – I am football mad! Australian Rules Football that is. And in particular, mad for my team the Fremantle Dockers.
Now, I’m going to try very, very hard not to turn this blog post into an essay extolling the virtues of my game and my team. But here is a little background info on this LO, to let you in on how just how obsessed - I mean passionate we are.
- My husband and I have supported our team since 1995 when they entered the competition.
- We have been paying members for the last 10 years
- We purchased a membership for our son . . . before he was born!
- While living in Sydney, we travelled to Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne to see our team play (and lose on EVERY ocassion)
- We hand made a banner (printed out individual letter templates, traced onto fabric, hand cut and machine stitched each one onto a purple sheet!) to take to games with the very same verse that features on this LO. Just count them – that’s a lot of letters!
- For the last five years we have taken 4 hour round trips (with little tackers in tow) up to 11 times a year to see our team play
- We stuck by our team through "The Dark Years" in which we have enjoyed very little success and have been shown poor respect from other clubs, their fans (you know who you are! LOL) and the media - until this year!
The team colours are Purple, Red, Bottle Green and White. Not the most traditional of scrappy colour combos I'll admit, but I love a challenge.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again that this is what I love about Buzz and Bloom chipboard. You can alter it any way you like, for any colour combo. I have used a variety of techniques here. For my title I have used a mix of CB Pop Art Alphabet - Basic , Dots, Fineliner and Stripes. I have lightly applied a mauve ink so as to best show off the gorgeous laser etching, then accented the edges of the alphas with a dark purple. As I final touch I have coloured in the etching with a purple gel pen for a little more definition.
I have used the same coloured inks on the hearts from CB Love & Kisses Words. These different sized hearts layer up just beautifully together.
Then I have painted the CB Beaded Curtain and covered in a clear embossing powder to give that great glossy finish.
I had a ready-made purple embellishment in ACR Be Mine Cupid - Grape which perfectly matched my “purple heart” theme.
I think I’ve ended up with a quirky LO that reflects a little piece of me and my life, right now - and that means a lot to me.
Why don’t you have a go at scrapping a unique or quirky part of your life? It might be fun to look back on in a few years time. We’d love to see it too, so don’t forget to share in the Flickr album.
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