This layout ended up coming out alot better than expected. ACOT’s Guest Designer for October had a Recipe Challenge that we had to follow. Most of the ingredients were not a problem — more than 1 photo, 2 fonts for the title, mixed media, 2 or more washi tapes, wood veneers and/or chipboard, and stickers. Got it. But the second item….ONLY 1 PIECE OF PATTERN PAPER. No cardstock. No other paper at all. Project Life Cards, however, were cool. But ONE piece of pattern paper? Wow. So I got to digging thru my stash and pulled out this subtle dot/heart pattern paper from Basic Grey. Its a little on the thin side, so I knew the mixed media would not hold unless I prepped it with gesso. Which I did. Followed with some Tattered Angels mist using the “packaging technique”. I used a black gelato and coffee ring stencil and then I layered my photos on top. The rest fell into place.
The veneer word bubbles are from Freckled Fawn, which I colored using gelatos. My mini alphas are Authentique; larger alphas are from Pink Paislee. They too are wood veneers, and I used a black gelato to color those. Black comes off quite easily, so I coated it with Faber-Castell Glaze to help seal it.
The washi tapes are from Queen & Co, heart veneer (again, colored with a gelato) is by Studio Calico. The sticker is by 7 Paper.
Speaking of 7 Paper, I used their little PL style cards to mat my photos, which were taken in Feb 2012. My little doggie Jeffrey wanted some attention, and my hubby grabbed the camera and started taking pics.
The layout was inspired by a sketch by Brenshevia, over at Let’s Get Sketchy:
Here is the complete list of my products used:
background paper: Basic Grey
washi tapes: Queen & Co
stickers, photo mats (PL style cards): 7 Paper
veneer heart: Studio Calico
veneer word bubbles: Freckled Fawn
veneer alphas: Pink Paislee
little alphas: Authentique
stencil: Crafters Workshop
gelatos, glaze: Faber-Castell
mist: Tattered Angels