Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fun with Mixed Media and Bella Blvd!

Hi everyone! I am excited to share this layout with you because I stepped outside of my comfort zone and used some mixed media techniques. I must admit I was really nervous because I don't usually use paints on my crafting projects. But you know what? I absolutely loved it and had so much fun!! And it was pretty easy! If I can do it, then so can you! 

I started by covering my standard white cardstock with gesso and letting it dry. I then took a little bit of water and mixed it in with the aqua color Illustrated Faith watercolor paint. I used a sandwich bag to lightly spread the paint around on my background paper. 

I then took the teal Illustrated Faith acrylic paint and dry brushed
over a stencil to give the background a little more detail. I really love how the background turned out! 

And of course I had to use the Bella Blvd Sweet and Spooky collection even though Halloween is over! Aren't the little chipboard pumpkin and skeleton girl just the cutest?!?! 

Notice how the gridded stencil and dry brushing give the background more interest. And again, I couldn't help but add more super fun chipboard shapes to my layout! 

Thanks so much for joining me! I hope I have inspired you to continue to document your Halloween pictures! Have a great day! 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fun with Page Maps!

Hello! I had the opportunity to work with Page Maps this month using one of their design maps. I must admit I had never used a Page Map before. But you know what? I loved it! It gave me a new starting off point for my layout, but I still was able to make it all MINE! And of course I had to use the super fun Bella Blvd Merry Christmas collection!

The 8 1/2 x 11 Page Map I used. I can't wait to use more Page Maps in the future. I highly recommend them! 

You can also find lots more Page Maps and inspiration HERE! 
Have a great day!