Hello lovely ladies! My mom recently found some pictures of me as a tiny person. I think I look about 2 or 3 in this picture, trying to pick up a small dog. I love this picture so much. I am such a dog lover and it started when I was a kid. I also love that my rather large forehead existed even then. If you did not know, I'm self conscious about my forehead. I have been so inspired, recently, by the wonderful Wilna so much recently and wanted to try using a new technique. She demoed this technique in one of her layouts in February.
started with a large scrap piece of patterned paper with the musical notes from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection called Dreamy. The musical notes are on a cream colored background which, to me, makes it have a vintage feel. I then used a Prima marketing stencil called Fading Floral and heavy gloss gel through the stencil. I used the gel as if it was modeling paste and while it was wet, I added gold glitter on top of the scrap piece of paper only. The look is completely stunning. I let the rest dry, and for the record it does take awhile. The gloss drys to a shiny finish and it was gorgeous like that but I wanted to add a light pink watercolor wash to the top and bottom aspects where the stencils lies. It is just beautiful.
I have Heidi Swapps Sugar Chick paper pad in my stash and used 4-5 patterened papers to make tags for this layout. I used weathered wood Distress ink along the edges to have the tags pop a bit more from the background. I also added gold and a sheer cream ribbon in my stash for more detail.
The flourish is from Wilna Furstenberg online store. She makes these beautiful flourishes and this one looked great with this layout. I added a few chipboard pieces from the Hello Love collection. I did my journaling right on the photo with a Zig Vellum Writer. I did not add any black ink splatters to this layout. I kept it light and mounted it on a blush colored piece of card stock from my stash. Here is the process video for your viewing pleasure.
hank you for stopping by,