Good Morning Everyone!! Sarah here today to share with you probably my favourite layout I’ve made in a long time!
When we were in Vancouver in July, my oldest son Ethan was on a hammock in my husband’s uncle’s backyard and he had my camera. I guess he was taking selfies because when I put all my photos onto my computer I found all these awesome shots of him lying in the hammock! Some he was making goofy faces, and others just looking at the camera. I really loved these two and I knew I wanted to use them in a layout!
I really loved this month’s exclusive cut files and I knew I wanted to use the big background floral one (it kind of reminds me of a spirograph! does anyone else remember those?!), I just didn’t know what I was going to do with it…then I thought it would be fun to use some of that gorgeous paint that came in the Clique Into Color kit and a few of my gelatos to create a custom background that matched the colors in this kit!
I started this background twice, and I quickly realized that I needed to do a layer of gesso first before coloring it. I was using a lot of water and the cardstock didn’t handle it well on it’s own. So I started over again and painted a thin layer of gesso over the entire sheet of cardstock first, then after it dried I got down to business! I started by colouring a layer of my pink gelato and sprayed my sponge with some water then just smeared it around. I did the same thing with the orange gelato. When I was using the paint, I put it directly on my sponge, then misted it with a little water to make it more fluid, then layered it down on the paper too.
I really love the effect it gave behind the cut file!
I really loved the ephemera and that cut apart paper from Cocoa Vanilla that came in this kit! It’s perfect for layering!
The alphabet stickers didn’t stick too well to the page because of the mixed media, and I was going to sew it down with my sewing machine, but I forgot! lol As I’m looking at these pictures I realize that it’s completely bugging me and I will definitely be doing some stitching on this layout later!
I really love this mixed media technique and I can totally see many more layouts using it in the future!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
August 27, 2015 at 6:57 am
I really love this page. I love the paint, the cut file, the adorable photos!
August 27, 2015 at 9:56 am
Great page. I found a series of selfies on my iPad from my daughter and her friends. If I left it unattended they would grab it and take silly selfies for me to find as screen savers when I turned it on.
August 27, 2015 at 6:53 pm
Sarah, this is absolutely beautiful. Love how you used the cut file!
August 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm
such a great layout – i love that pretty background!
August 27, 2015 at 9:09 pm
Awesome layout Sarah!!! LOVE your mixed media background. I can see why it’s a fav. Love the pics of your son too.
August 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm
August 31, 2015 at 6:52 pm
That background is to die for (not literally, though)! And the embellishments are perfect!