Hi, my name is Michelle Whorwood and I’m super excited about being the GDT for the month of March for CMK. I have been scrapbooking since my eldest child was about 2, so for about 7 years now!! I am a SAHM to three gorgeous kids Liam who is almost 9, Taylor Grace who is 2 and Aimee Rose who almost 11 months. I’m married to a super supportive lovely man (Gary) and we also live with our bouncy pooch – Indy (the retrospoodle) in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland.
Scrapbooking is my creative outlet, my indulgent me time where I get to document the stories (the good and the bad) of my family as well as letting me in enjoy one of my other favourite past times – shopping! You could describe my scrapbook style as a bit eclectic and definitely fun. I love using colour – taking inspiration from my photos, the stories and from the products themselves. You will find lots of layering and little details on my layouts. I also love trying to find new ways to use embellishments and enjoy pushing my style in definitely directions.
I have been super lucky to have been on several design teams over the last few years including the online store Scrappin’ Patch. I am currently designing for D-lish Scraps and for the challenge blog: Challenge Me Happy. I have also had layouts featured on the Prima Blog, the Color Room, Sketchy Thursdays and Kraft It Up.
I have been receiving kits from CMK over the last few months and I can safely say I have loved working with each of them, the March kit is definitely no exception! I can’t wait to share my layouts with you this month!
It’s very exciting to have Michelle designing for us this month! Here is her first LO, and she has said a few words about the process!
I just loved the mask in the Add on. To create extra interest and another layer on my layout, I first sprayed my white card stock with Studio Calico Mist in Cameo. I wanted to ensure some of my speech bubbles were more defined than others so I sprayed more heavily in the middle of my page and then outlined a few of the speech bubbles.
I just loved the brighter colours in the kit but on this layout I wanted to complement the bright blue in my photo on Taylor’s top and I didn’t want the bright colours to detract from the photo so I picked out more the muted tones in – greys, the sea greens and pale blues with a hint of orange and stuck to a limited colour palette.
On this layout I have used some of the words on the Studio Calico Snippets PP “Me Oh My” to create my title. I have also changed the colour of my speech bubbles so that they matched into the colour scheme by giving them a light mist with white and then inking them.