Saturday, January 31, 2015

xoxo layout - breaking the law!

it's saturday, and i have a fun layout to share of my oldest, little mann, when he was still little! :) ha!

i saw this technique done by PurpleMailbox (you can see the AWESOME video here) onto a canvas, and i thought it would translate wonderfully onto a scrapbook page! :)

i have never used embossing paste NOT with a this was definitely a new technique for me!
and in that spirit, i'm entering it as a last minute entry into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

and because i LOOOOOOOOVED that mood board on Butterfly Reflections Ink's blog, i'll go ahead and link it up there too! i mean, come on!! that mood board was INSANE. i loved it so much, i pinned it! ha ha! :D

ok, so onto my layout!

i created those little roses or rosettes by taking a scoop of modelling paste and moving my palette knife in a circular motion until i liked the shape of the flowers! once it was dry (read: the next day!), i added the color with distress inks (worn lipstick and spun sugar) and a gold mist spray by putting the ink pad and mist onto my kraft mat, and using a paint brush apply the color! 

i had to let THAT dry again...ha! so i added lots of layers to the photo (my little mann is 3 and 1/2 there, so cute!) and adding lots of dimension and vellum.
i stitched on the title, added embellishments and black mist drops. 

i LOVE this! i totally broke the rules and used pinks and golds for my boy page! and i don't care! lol! i LOVE pink and gold, and i love my little mann, so there you go! :)

thanks for stopping by!
let me know if you have any questions about how i made the background...i'm dabbling with the idea of making a video...but i'm super nervous. so i'll only do it, if you want to see! no need to, otherwise! :)


  1. Such an adorable layout! Love the technique you used to create the rosettes!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  2. this layout is so pretty! and what a great idea for making those rosettes! ill have to try that! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  3. Wow. That technique for flowers is so cool. Have to try it. Love all the white space and the flow.


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