I started with this text background paper, which from the boy collection (Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome). I added white gesso and some white acrylic paint and then used a big chevron stencil and some more paint, which I dabbed over using a foam brush. Then I used the packaging technique with some gelatos and watercolors to add the blue.
My favorite part of putting this page together was creating those FABULOUS letters. I hand drew them and fussy cut them out....so easy and fun!
I love this trend of hand cut letters. It's okay if they're crooked or wonky...I love them that way! I stitched through them all and then added a few die cuts on top of a few of them. I also used some striped washi tape from my stash here as well as lots of stickers from the collection.
Here's a look at the bottom cluster...stickers, die cuts and enamel dots. I used the orange tab for my date.
This collection includes some vellum hearts....swoon! I stapled one to my photo. I love how subtle it is. There are also these gorgeous flair buttons.
This butterfly was the first thing I saw that inspired me. I immediately cut it out first thing, knowing that somehow I was going to make it work on my page.
Here's a look at the top of the page and the mixed media work. I love how these pieces look layered on top of the photo.
Here's a look at how this layout came together if you'd like to see it. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you check out the store ASAP....Audrey just got in the two new collections from American Crafts....Dear Lizzy Documentary and Amy Tan Finders Keepers!
Have a great day!