Friday, 17 January 2014

Word Up #79 - Aspire

What does the word Aspire mean to you?

When I saw what our word at OLW was this month it got me thinking. I played with different ideas or where this page was going. It started off as an idea about my daughter, but then I saw this photo that I used on the LO in the end of me and I decided to go with this.
It was a taken on a day when I started off working, then going out to have a day shopping with a good friend that is struggling with some serious health issues, I took Hollie so she could spend the day with her friend, we met the girls for lunch and Hollie then stayed with them for a sleepover, I then came home to get ready & dressed up for an evening out with Ade at a friends house, taking Louis with us as it's his best friend's parents.

Everyday I find that I am aspiring to be the best Mum , wife, friend, sister, daughter, business woman, cook, homemaker. I am so hard on myself all the time as I never feel like I do great at any of them. Rushing from one to the next. But I try my hardest and that's what counts I guess.

So here is that LO.

I got rather colourful.
I had been sorting my stash and found so bits and pieces that I'd forgotten I had.
I searched the meaning of 'Aspire' from the Urban Dictionary and printed it over and over on some vellum which I used as a layer on this page along with a crafters workshop stencil and a good blast of Blue Metallic Maya Mist.
 I love these woodgrain Thickers but they needed a touch of colour to help fit the LO a little more. So I wiped them over with a ladybug red Prima Chalk Ink and brushed over with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.


Adding layers throughout.
I love this lacy frame I found in my old stash. A wipe over with the same Prima Ink again to help it belong.

And finally some stickers, embellishments, stickers, feathers and a pin to finish.
Come and see here what the other OLW girls did with their word of the month and then play along with us too.  
I always find that OLW brings out the most creative side of me.
See if it does the same to you too.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love the title, the colors, the masking and the clouds!!!!!

Sarah said...

Fabulous layout! I'm loving the masking and the clouds! Those wood grain letters are sooo cool too!

Lynnda said...

Another beautiful layout Lisa... And I heart you photo... so beautiful! Love it! Hugs...x