1. Have you entered my JBS September Spring Giveaway yet? There's still a couple of days to enter!
2. I've got a new(ish) video up on YouTube about the making of this layout.. let me share it with you :-)
I've got some cute kids right?.... but man do they do some crazy stuff
sometimes! At this point I'm finding the simplest day-to-day activities
and things they say is the best fodder for layout topics. It doesn't
always have to be about the big events. So I took this quote from my
daughter and based my whole page around it. She looked at this photo of
herself in her pretty new dress riding on the back of a tricycle and
exclaimed "that's not very lady-like... that's crazy-like", which
totally made me giggle out loud!
My page focuses on the pretty papers in the Carta Bella Hello Again collection which are available at Paper Stories. In fact, I've hardly used any other embellishments. But what I have used are a lot of background mixed-media products and techniques and it's
this process that I wanted to highlight in my video.
I know the idea of adding things like gesso, mists, Gelatos and Twinkling H2O's
to your page sounds a bit foreign and scary to some of you, whilst
others will embrace the idea whole-heartedly and might just want some
fresh inspiration. I think these wet mediums are awesome for adding
another layer of depth and dimension and you can still add all your
paper layers over the top like I have.
My video speeds through fairly quickly (otherwise it would take forever
in real time!) so if there's anything you didn't quite catch or any
questions about what I've used or what I've done feel free to leave them
in the comments and I'll get back to you ASAP.