Current Workout #59: Pat Benetar's "Love is a Battlefield" (oh the memories .... )
I created this layout:
These are my three part-time rebels who take pride in the fact that they all have "ink"
I incorporated some distressing techniques and created the (barn red) background paper using a tone-on tone stamping method. I also wrote the song lyrics on the outer edge of the base paper.
All of the papers used are from the now retired "Wings" paper pack by CTMH. I used some misc rub-ons to add a tattoo-like accent. The butterflies were cut out of a printed sheet of the Wings paper.
This tag pulls out to reveal an accordion journal strip that features the first initial of each part-time rebel.
The journal strip reads:
With as different as each of my three children are, they have one thing in common - tattoos!
As each of them entered their mid teen years they would press me to sign and grant permission to get a tattoo.
"Nothin' happening" I said, time and time again. I would explain to them that they would be free to do so, in due time, as adults. I just didn't want to be part of a decision that they may regret later in life.
Oh, what a battle!, most especially with Chelsee who had been giving her dolls punk hairdos and tattoos since age 5.
I was accused of being "old fashion", I had no appreciation for self-expression, and that I didn't have an open mind.
Now, years later, they remain distinctly different in many ways but share the same experience of finally having tattoos!
In retrospect, I'd do the same battle again. No regrets. I do believe that as they get older they'll come to understand that I don't necessarily object to tattoos .... I just wanted tattoos to be their decision alone.
I had an absolute blast putting this page together and I'm looking forward to future ScrapFIT challenges!
Paper, hemp, stamps and inks by Close To My Heart
Title lettering by American Craft
Misc/stash rub ons
Comments always welcome
Thanks for stopping by .... have a great day!