Hello, so glad you could join us for yet another design team feature, this time, we are showcasing some of MELINDA THOMPSON’S amazing work.
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‘Hi my name is Melinda Thompson but most people in the scrapbooking world know me as Min. I have been married to my wonderful husband Brad of 12 years and we have two adorable boys, Riley 5 years, Finlay 4 years who are my constant source of inspiration. We live in a growing country town called Emerald in Central Queensland, Australia and just love the quiet country life. When I am not scrapping I love spending time outside in my garden, playing with my boys and definitely head down in a good book!
I started scrapping around the time that Riley was born but only really became ‘serious’ about 4 years ago. Now I am hooked!! Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of creative release and a way of recording our family’s memories. I love to scrap and journal about the little & insignificant details of my boy’s life. I do something scrap related nearly everyday, if I’m not scrapping I am thinking about it, browsing through magazines, online galleries, blogs or simply taking photos of my little boys.
My style is always evolving, not sure if I have a style as I love to experiment with new techniques, so it often depends on what I am scrapping or the challenge. Even though I have two boys, you will always see flowers here and there on my layouts. I love to use any distressing technique, misting/masking as well as adding lots of texture and layers to my layouts.
Feel free to visit me at my blog www.minseverydaymoments.blogspot.com.
Layout ‘Black skinnies’
MHC Products used: Grandma’s Handkerchief (misted), Fairy Floss – Lemon, Fascinating –Lemon
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Don’t be afraid to mist and add texture through different mediums, to your flowers to suit the colours of your paper/embellishments or the colours in the photos. Altering flowers is the easiest and most effective way to make your layout unique and not too mention a lot of fun!!’
Layout ‘Carefree and perfect’
MHC Products used:Capri – Aqua, Dahlia – Blue, Powder Puff – Melon, Imagine – Oatmeal, Grandma’s Garden – Handkerchief (misted)
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Layout ‘You fly, you soar’
MHC Products used: Sprinkles – Yellow, Taneisha – Pink, Lotus – Timeless, Mayglo – Yellow