I was a little busy earlier this month, so I just got around to doing my February layout this past weekend. I had a vague idea of how I wanted it to look...pictures on one page and journaling on the other. One of the great things about using the basic kit and a few add ons is that it comes together so easily.
In order to get all 8 pictures and a title on my one page I decided to print out all my photos sized to 1 1/2" x 2". Using papers from the main "Life Documented" kit I laid out the background and began playing around with placement. Once I was happy with my photo collage I grabbed a few items from the kit and a small piece of paper from the Bo Bunny "Olivia" pack offered as an add on and created my title block. The small "LIFE" sticker is actually "popped" of the block with some foam squares.
On my journaling page I kept it real simple...a light background, a scalloped border sticker, some hand cut hearts from paper scraps and then a little pen work for a border around my journaling. I think the whole thing took about 30 minutes to put together! I am really loving this project.
So remember that chipboard album in the March "Party Time" kit? And do you remember my idea to use it as a place to "play"/"experiment" with ideas? Here's a little update...
My page started out with a base coat of white acrylic paint. Using a mixture of acrylic paints, glimmer mists, and a black sharpie marker this is what I came up with. To make the bird I used a chipboard shape as a mask and sprayed the whole page with a base coat of "key lime" glimmer mist. To color the inside of the bird I mixed a bit of "turquoise blue" glimmer mist with water and filled in with a brush. The wing is a piece of cardstock lightly misted with the blue and then glued down. After doing all the pen work (after the inital misting was dry) I misted again with the key lime, turquoise blue, some water and a watered down acrylic paint. Basically I just had fun playing with color and seeing what I could do and how the mediums reacted together.
That's all I have for now.