Monday, September 9, 2013

The Story of Crazy Like

Two Things.....
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.



  1. Cute page...good music choice & I really have a giggle at you working out which bits should go where!!!!!!!!

  2. Wow, loved watching you work. So exciting to see how it's all put together.
    This has given me some inspiration. I have been a bit lacking in spark lately but this has got me excited. Really like the way you layered all those journaling cards etc to place your photo on.
    Will now have to take the time to look through your other video. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the dark blue squares in the background.


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