Thursday, February 5, 2015

my together layout

good morning! 
today i have a layout to share that i made for the Challenge YOUrself blog! the challenge was to create a layout focusing on one word to reflect on throughout the year! now that's an encouraging, inspiring and lovely challenge idea!!

i chose the word "together" - i want to focus on quality together time with family, friends and even my crafty supplies! lol! 

i created another 'mixed media-lite' layout, as i call them!
i stitched some strips of paper together and then covered them with clear gesso. FUN!!!
then i took some distress ink, smooshed it on packaging and then added some watercolor look to the red/pink on the patterned papers to make it look like the color 'bled' out! 

i added lots of layers to my photo (love my Menn!) and then stitched on my sentiment and added some subtle stamping to the layout! i used two Lawn Fawn stamp sets - Sharp Backdrops over the watercolored area in a coordinating brown ink (LOOOOOOVE that look). i also used a few phrases from the Love 'n Breakfast stamp set! loooove that set! 

did i mention i also added some enamel dots, wood veneers and modelling paste? yeah. there's a lot going on here. lol!

so that's my layout!
hope it was inspiring, in some small way!
i'll be back tomorrow with a super cute Create a Smile project! 


  1. Oh I just love this layout! Beautiful papers and what a fun picture!

  2. roger to that...especially the balance of finding your crafty time in there too! Love the layout and all the stamping and watercolor -beautiful! (kate (Challenge YOUrself)

  3. Love this!! Fantastic layout and all the background elements are amazing!

  4. This layout is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE all of the different elements and embellishments. And your family photo is adorable!!

  5. Fantastic layout!! Love your design!!
    And that photo ... totally awesome!!

  6. Very nice Samantha! Love the colors and the papers. Great touch with the stitching as well. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

  7. Such a lovely layout Samantha! Great OLW and I love those shinny letters!!
    Beautiful family. Best of luck with your OLW journey. So glad you joined in on the fun at Challenge YOUrself :D

  8. SWEET. I always love everything you design!


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