Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Story of She

Sorry for the blogging silence around here last week, I didn't mean for that to happen, but it's been a little crazy busy for me. As you would have seen if you follow me on Instagram (where there was anything BUT silence!) then you know I've been away taking part and teaching at a fabulous scrapping retreat called "Escape 2 Create" for the past 5 days or so. What an absolute ball I had! And as soon as I edit a few photos I'll be blogging all about that experience as well. But in the meantime let me share with you a page you might have already seen floating around the web.

Created for my little stint over on the American Crafts blog where I participated in Glitter Week (love glitter!) this was the first page I created once I received my box of goodies. Sometimes when it's a really daunting task (like creating for AMERICAN CRAFTS... EEEK!!) then I settle back on some of my go-to techniques that I know work for me, or that I'm really loving currently so that I feel a little more comfortable. Then I find it flows a lot better.

I stuck with a white background, and then picked out a bunch of papers from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection to work with. I limited myself to an almost monochrome palette of blue, aqua, grey and black for something a little different. I knew I would then need a black & white photo and this one of my daughter's increasingly gappy smile made me giggle, so on it went!

The glitter needed to be the highlight of the layout, so I wanted to do something big and bold and make it really obvious! I am just loving the brush-script trend at the moment and can't get enough of it ever since I did Kal Barteski's class at Studio Calico. I painted out my title word "she" with black ink and waited for it to dry. I always paint on a separate piece of paper and then cut it out to use on my layouts. There's no way I'm confident enough to paint directly onto my page!

Then I painted back over the word with my paintbrush dipped in slightly diluted glue before sprinkling it with two tones of blue WOW Glitter for a bit of an ombre look. I am actually quiet chuffed with how this turned out and it's going to become something I do again I feel ;-) For sure there's more brush-script layouts on the horizon at least. Maybe I'll go back and add some glitter?


  1. As always an amazing layout and I can not wait to hear all about your trip!

  2. Just had to say thanks for the lovely comments you left me on my blog. I love your style and I was thrilled to see your name pop up in my emails this morning.
    Love this page and the glitter is awesome. I have tons of glitter that I didn't know how to use so I will give it a go now. Cheers.

  3. Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the retreat......nice to see you back on air, LOL...loooove that title....go you!


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