This layout is the product of challenges from (2) blogs - Mothers & Daughters Creations and Method Playground.
I started with the challenge from Mothers and Daughters Creations:"Art Inspiration- MDCSB31." - I decided to be inspired by Andy Warhol and the prints he made of Marilyn Monroe in the 1960's. I took a recent picture of me into Photoshop and played with some of the settings and adjustment layers. The wild colors I ended up with were perfect with the Love Shack line from Bo Bunny. I have been wanting to do this for some time, with a picture of one of my kids instead of me, but never got around to it.
I actually used (2) challenges from Method Playground: Challenge 44 - Use decorative tape and Challenge 45 - Glittered Embellies.
The decorative tape challenge was actually from a couple of weeks ago, but the idea kept knocking around in my head. I had pulled out several reels of clear tape with designs on it (IOD and Scotch) and when I was working on this layout they turned out to be exactly what I needed.
The finishing touch on this layout was the Glittered "48" (Martha Stewart Glitter on chipboard). I think it really holds its own against all the bright colors.
Quote: "You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." Les Brown
Journaling: "My goal - to start taking care of me - mentally, spiritually and physically! I'm a work in progress, but I have taken up reading again, I find tremendous joy in scrapbooking, and I have lost almost 50 pounds! I'm definitely no Marilyn Monroe but it is nice to know my husband thinks I'm cute @ 48."
I really love how this layout turned out - and that is the result of all 3 of these challenges - thanks for the inspiration!