Hi, all my crafty friends! This past week or two, I have been working on a layout of my niece, BriAnn. Because the pictures were in black and white, I wanted to do more of a mixed media type layout.
I got my inspiration for the colors from UmWowStudio's business card . . . I just LOVE the turquoise and black look. Here's how the finished layout looked:
To start this layout, I cut out a "punchella" stencil on my Cameo . . . it was actually 12x12, but I cut it into three (3) 4x10 pieces. Then using modeling paste from Studio 490, I applied it to the middle of my paper. After letting it completely dry (I waited till the next day just to be sure), And while I waited for the embossing paste to dry, I painted my chipboard polaroid frames from UmWowStudio with Mister Huey's Mist in white. Once the embossing paste was dry, I took some acrylic glaze in turquoise and applied it to some of the embossed area.
I then figured out where on my layout I was going to put my chipboard polaroid frames from UmWowStudio so I would know where to stamp my chevrons and place my washi tape. I used the chevron stamp from VLVS!. (The stamp actually had 9 chevrons but I only wanted 6, so I covered 3 with paper when I inked the stamp.) The filmstrip washi tape was from Trendy Tape and the brick washi tape was from PaperIssues' Etsy store. After that, I took some of my new Charcoal twine from The Twinery and unraveled it into 4 strings because it was a bit too thick for the look I wanted and I placed it behind the top right corner of my pictures and place 2 tags on the left. I also placed a bright pink piece a paper beneath the heart on the large polaroid frame. NOTE: To adhere my chipboard polaroid frames to my layout, I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Glue . . . I am absolutely in LOVE with this glue! It has a good strong hold and it does dry quick . . . though you do have a few seconds if you want to change your mind. :)
And last, but not least, after adding some bling from CTMH and a badge, I flicked my turquoise paint around my LO. And then did the same with my Silks Black Ice acrylic glaze.
Till the next time I'm up in the night. Kathy