Did i ever confessed my love for online classes? I take way too much of them, all year long. For instance, right now, i am taking three of them, and loving each one! There is Kara's class The M (about mastering the manual mode of your DSLR), Studio Calico's Happy Little Moments with Maggie Holmes, and Projects that WOW by the lovely Jennifer. The layout i am showing you today was made with some prompts from that last class. More than a scrapper, Jennifer really is a crafter, and her projects are an awesome source of inspiration (also, she's a lover of all thing glittery and gold like myself, so of course i love her). Me, i'm more of a scrapper i think, so here's my latest layout made during Week 1 of the class. My goal here was to embrace the white space and play with the dimension of my layout without much paper. Here's the process:
I started by stamping my white background with a camera stamp. I wanted a pretty light look so what i did was first spraying on a sheet of paper where most of the ink would go and then stamping on my background, to get a lighter color. At that poing i already know where my papers would go so i didn't stamped at random (in case you were wondering).Then i cut my papers (the larger one is from Atlantic, the newest Studio Calico line, the yellow one is Maggie Holmes and the turquoise is an old Crate Paper) and adhered them with the photo. Added the silver washi (which is a pain to do once your paper is well stucked on the layout, but i always forgot!) And ... moving on to the embellishments!
I realized i wanted even more "flat" dimension and most was perfect for that. I tend to do the misting last (let's be honest, it's because i forget to do it sooner), so usually i'll cover the papers, photos... with anything i can find and then mist away on the spots left uncovered. To get the tiny splashes i use a paint brush and if i want anything bigger i'll just use the applicator from the bottle. I had my title in mind but couldn't find the perfect spot for it so i decided i'd work on my little clusters first. The gold arrows are from Freckled Fawn, the little irregular circle stickers (Studio Calico) i mounted on pop dots for some more dimension, some tabs, a gold sequin, and a star veneer colored with ink. Super simple.Finally, i glued my title, added some journaling, and then spent way too much time sewing around the layout (yes, handsewing...) Should i add that i love this layout? Background stamps are awesome, remind me to use them more!