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?