As soccer is a big part of my eldest son and husbands life I thought I would dedicate April to this, being as it's the start of the season. He has been playing since he was 7 years old and I am thrilled and proud that he still plays today! My husband watches a lot of the EPL on the telly but is also involved in training and match games with my boy. Keeping with the distress theme of my album I had a play with paints for this months page. Normally I love to distress my edges with TH distress inks but as I have been playing with art journals I have rediscovered the wonderful texture and versatility of paint. So I had fun getting extremely messy! I did however try to keep this months page more grunge and boyish but as you can see some flowers just sneaked they way in lol.
2. Spritzing with some diluted gesso and DA Oceania paint I splashed, added droplets and flicked paint over and around the page. Using an old softdrink top I added white gesso circles and allowed to dry.
TH distress ink Vintage Photo, a heart shaped lace doily and more core'dination cardstock which I stamped with Prima Script cling stamp.
5. Adding a few flowers from Petaloo and Prima. (just can't help myself! don't you agree a layout isn't quite finished unless it has at least one or two flowers)
Here is the completed page again, I really like the messy look and the feel, I hope I have inspired you to experiment and get a little messy when you are creating, you wont regret it :)
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