Hey, Clique friends!! Guest Designer Angie back with you today to share another layout using the gorgeous April kit.
I used two super silly pictures of myself that I took using those crazy filters on Snapchat! Do you use Snapchat? I love those filters and always send crazy pictures of myself to my friends and family. Hey, life is too short to be serious all the time! Have fun! Be silly! Do crazy things!! That is pretty much the synopsis of this layout!
How funny are those pictures?? Since my ‘beard’ in the pictures is pink, I decided on a fun color combo of yellow, pink, black and white! I also decided that I wanted to add a focal point of circles down the left side. I used that beautiful pink ombre paper from Pink Paislee to punch out all of my pink circles. The yellow circles are from a Bella Blvd. paper and then I just used some black card stock from my stash for the black circles. I also mixed in that polka dot vellum that is in the kit.
Before placing all of the circles on my layout, I added some mixed media onto the background paper. I used a yellow gelato and just rubbed it into the paper using a baby wipe. I grabbed some paint from my stash and a large paintbrush and just added some swipes of paint. I love how you can see the brushstrokes in the paint. They add some great texture to the layout.
Once all of that was dry, I started layering the circles. I used mostly the pink circles with the other colors just to add some highlight and ‘pop’ to the page.
In the white spaces in between the circles, I used a little circle stamp and some black ink to add in a few more polka dots. I love how that continues the polka dot theme that is found on the vellum from the kit.
For my photos, I knew I wanted to use that black and white striped bag that some of the embellishments from the kit came in. I trimmed it down just a bit, added a doily and then placed my pictures right on top. I added some dimension to my photos by placing them on some craft foam. I love the black foam words that came in the kit. There were several words that worked great on my layout. I used three of them just scattered about on the page. The word ‘laugh’ ended up right onto of my photos. I mean how can you look at these photos and not laugh?!? 🙂 I added in the ‘she’s crafty’ flair and a cute bow from my stash. I also made a tag using that same ombre paper from Pink Paislee and added in some twine.
I used the Elle’s Studio alpha stickers from the kit to make my title. I outlined them using a black pen to make them stand out better. I added a foam heart from the Freckled Fawn embellishment pack and then punched out a pink heart to add to it. My journaling is a just a little ‘note to self’ to remind me to have fun and do those ‘wild and crazy things’ and to basically just enjoy this life that I’ve been blessed with.
For the final touch to the layout, I decided to add in another shape among the circles, so I used all of the hot pink and black hexagon enamel shapes that are in the kit. I love how they look with the circles.
I hope you enjoyed this layout. Remember to take time to have fun and be silly!