My One Little Word (OLW) for 2014 is FORWARD and I decided to sign up for Ali Edwards’ year-long workshop to keep me in touch with that theme throughout the year. I haven’t signed up in the past because I thought “hey, I’m a smart person, I know how to do this word thing” and while that is true, I now know that I was wrong to think I would really do it on my own. Having a monthly message and assignment from Ali has made a big difference for me and I love the ongoing support of the private community that comes with the workshop.
The assignment for March was to put together a vision board for our word. It seems that the majority of participants are into the hands-on physical craftiness of paper scrapping, but I’m all digi and I plan to stay that way so I took a different approach. I used one of my Smashing Templates as a base (I still really love this set!) because I wanted a look of multiple layers and ideas all coming together in one finished image. This was so much fun to put together!
I spent about 2 hours on this because I wanted to. I kept it open (in Photoshop Elements 12) and just kept adding pieces as I thought of them. I also deleted some layers in the process and then it finally felt right. I put a lot of thought into the choice of papers, photos, and embellishments. I wanted this to be a creation full of meaning. It was just what I needed right now!
- Scrapbook Lady Smashing template set (link to free tutorial if you want to see how to use these)
- Pins from my OLW pinterest board
- Photos from Unsplash.com
- Word art from wordswag app
- Moving forward from Ali Edwards
- Tangie Baxter Dream Maker clusters (free for a limited time)
- Captivated Visions It’s My Journey + It Takes Courage + Captivating November
- Studio Rosey Posey One Moment + Just Because
Have you ever created a vision board? I have done a few, but this is my favorite one I’ve ever worked on. I will definitely be doing more of these in the future!