Monday, August 4, 2014

Layouts, Layouts and More Layouts

It's been a while since I've posted any layouts.  I've done a few over the last couple of months and am sharing some of them below.

Sweet Little Thing...our new puppy, King Duncan, was just 9 weeks old in this photo...cute as can be.

At 5 months he discovered digging in the dirt...and looks so pleased with himself.

Then at 6 1/2 months he discovered sticking his head out of the car window.  I swear the music from Titanic started playing and if he could have stretched out his paws he would have looked as if he was Kate Winslett on the front of the ship LOL.  He loves a breeze, whether sitting in front of the AC vent in the car or a fan, or even a breeze blowing while out for a walk...he just loves it.
OK...back to the layouts.  I love black and white.  I used Finnabair's doily stamp randomly over the page. Stamping, sprays and layering of papers frame a picture of my DDs beautiful green eyes.


I sometimes struggle with using tags that I make.  I had this one with teal and butterflies that has been sitting in my stash for a long time.  I also found a die cut butterfly in teal. So the whole layout was done in teal and black.  The title of this one is still not finished...It's the....eyes? look? life?  Not sure yet.
One of my goals is to use up my very large stash of paper.  Do any of you buy paper then find it very hard to actually use it because you love it so much?  Well I do! So in addition to trying to use those papers, I also have a lot of papers that I need to use.  They are divided into 1) what was I thinking!; 2) it came with a paper pad and these are the leftovers; and 3) I love these and they deserve a special layout or project.  For the "what was I thinking" batch, I will most likely cover them with gesso or use them to collage on a canvas or art journal page.  The leftover papers I will probably sort by colour and use them as filler on layouts (strips of paper where only small amounts will show).  And of course, for the papers that I love I will look for the perfect photos for special layouts.
This is a layout that falls into the 2nd category...I had a background paper that was from a DCWV paperpad.  It was a glitter paper that was blue, with undertones of orange/rust. I found some additional scrap papers in my stash in orange/rust, and even some rose trim that matched!  I sprayed the background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and it highlighted the pattern of the background paper.  For using up scraps, it actually came together quite well I think.

This last one was such a fun photo. DD went to the Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto.  They have a "bubble" that you can crawl into that comes up right in the fish tank. I used yellow papers to accent the yellow in the photo.  Sprays, stamps, and die cuts completed the page.

This one is of my niece's beautiful blue eyes. Lots of stamping and spray inks.  Love how the blue around the photo is reflected in the blue of her eyes.

 That's it for now...more to come soon!

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