"Embrace the Fug" -- Beth

Sooooooo, I have been itching to break out of this rut.

I've tried making cabochons, which turned out great!

I've made a large ATC for the Art House Co-Op swap.  That turned out great!

 I figured, "What the hell!  Might as well try a page.  I haven't done one since last summer."

So I break out my awesome October Afternoon "Sasparilla" collection kit that I ordered from the wonderful Cassie over at Paper Issues

I find an awesome photo of Romy while deployed.  It's one of my favorites of him.  I print off several copies in different sizes, both in color and in black and white.  I come up with my photo array on my page.  It's definitely out of the norm from what I usually do.

I start to work.  Doing this, and doing that.  Adding things, moving things, taking things away.  A bit of misting and masking, which went horribly wrong.  So I redid it on the other sheet of paper in the collection kit.  And it came out equally bad.  I should've stopped then, while I was ahead.

But no.  I just keep powering on and through.  And this is what I ended up with:

The only "doctoring: this photo received is the cropping.  This is the page in all it's fugly splendor!

I have decided that this is definitely true to my nature.  GO BIG OR GO HOME!  After not doing a page for almost a year, I pick October Afternoon papers, which are not the easiest to work with.

Oh well.  I like to chock this one up as an "eff it" type of thing.  We all make less than perfect things from time to time and it's ok to show them!  I think this is actually quite funny.  Like I mentioned to the lovely Beth Gaddis this morning when you so wisely said, "We all must embrace the fug!".  We can't all make crafty stuff that's all rainbows, sunshine and unicorns with butterfly farts.  In this case, the unicorn straight up took a dump. 

Let's see some of your "back of the album" pages!

Cheers!