Welcome to May… This layout sends a special message to me… I am surrounded by teenagers in my life, this image… Its no-one I know but its a story I am hearing time again.. Our teens have so many choices these days, Who am I? Where do I fit in, Why aren’t I like the others… I feel that it was much simpler when we didn’t have so many genders and sexualities to choose from. I feel that by somehow their over awareness of the labels attached to what are now social norms make them feel like they have to “identify”. Confusing times. So my message is in this layout… By being who you are you will figure out what you are. No rush!

 I used two shades of pink to create a fade on the flowers. I love the way that these sets come in odd numbers. its one of the design techniques commonly used to create layouts and Jen has taken all the thinking out of using the chippies for you in these awesome set.

I used the same technique to colour the flourishes. 

I used a neutral paint for the Tiara, with a hint of sparkle…  I believe we all have crowns (Wink).  I then went on to use Clear embossing powder to seal in the Lindys. Symbolic again of the shields we use to protect ourselves… 

This paper wasn’t the first choice… but I dug a little deeper in my stash and found some from the Bee Arty – Spread Your Wings collection from back in my Colour Blast DT days.  It suited my message perfectly. 

To brighten up my flowers I added some Envy Colour Paste also from Bee Arty to some glass Cabochons. I just love Coral and Teal..

I found the title to suit but wanted to change it a touch. I love the Alphabet Jumble as it gave me the freedom to alter the title. Sometimes you can have all the best Chippie on hand but it just doesn’t quite suit, so we make it fit. This time I made my own! Winning!!

Thanks for looking as always.. and remember to check out whats happening in our Facebook group Dusty FANattics and stay up to date with new inspirations and creations.

Abela Artistry

Chipboard UsedAlphabet JumbleSwirly FlourishTwisted Iron Design SetTitle: Be where you want to be
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