Here is this week's Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo sketch. It was just posted yesterday, so you still have lots of time to enter if you are interested. Please click here to be directed to their blog.
Today I had a major moment of realization. This is probably the most I've scrapped in a given time just because I want to (yes, I use mostly challenge sketches but that's because it's an easy source that gives me one option rather than searching among thousands online) and my layouts are now taking me far less time than they used to. Even using sketches my process was 4-5 hours for even simple layouts. I would spend an hour or more just looking for photos and papers to work with whatever sketch I had on hand and then another 2-3 hours actually scrapbooking. I've now been able to knock the entire process of searching to creating to around 2 hours for everything. I am not being as strict in my need to match papers to photos and am finding it easier and easier to go with the flow for every layout I complete. I have always loved the shopping in this hobby, but with how long it usually takes me to get things done it can feel like a chore to actually sit down to do a layout. Now, though, I am enjoying everything about it and am keeping my fingers crossed that this mojo sticks around for a very long time!!
This was the hardest cluster and while I'm still not 100% sure I love how it turned out, considering how specific the coordinating sticker elements were for the collection, I'm happy with the final product. I originally only had mist on the background but went back and added more. Of course the drops didn't come out the same as before. The initial splatters were very small, but adding them here in the same manner somehow resulted in much larger drops. I'm still happy with how they turned out and wasn't willing to risk something going horribly wrong by adding any larger drops to the other clusters. The extra mist here was definitely necessary since there is so much empty space. To tie in with the top cluster, I added another piece of the blue scallop border sticker and as with both other clusters, there are metal stars and enamel dots.
I'm very happy with this layout. It was fun to make and the colors are just so much fun to look at! I hope you like it as much as I do. Thank you so much for stopping by!