Thursday, February 19, 2015

watercolor wishes and mixed media dreams

hey there!
today i just wanted to pop in and share a layout i made for a couple fun challenges!
the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month is all about pink!! you can't go wrong with pink, i say!

and over at the Little Tangles challenge, it's all about watercoloring! i couldn't LOVE that more!

so i combined the two challenges and came up with this super pretty (at least I think so!) layout!
i started with a 12x12 page from the Up In the Clouds collection from PinkFresh Studio! LOOOOOOOVE that collection! 

I covered it in clear gesso, and then used Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold distress inks to add watercoloring! (my favorite way is to smoosh the ink onto a piece of packaging, then spray with water and then smoosh the packaging onto the layout!! FUN!) 
Once that was dry, i stamped the cloud images from Clouds (fitting!) and the triangles from Tiny Triangles, just to add some more contrast and fun to the background!

but guess what? i didn't stop with the background there! i also added some hearts with a stencil and embossing paste! and that was it! i promise! ha! background - complete! 
next up? heat embossing part of the Dreams stamp directly onto the photo! scandalous! 

I used lots of papers to layer the photo and add some dimension! then i used the same papers to mimic the layers for the subtitle on the top right corner! the sentiment is from Origami Map and was heat embossing in white!

i took some wood veneers and also added watercoloring to them!! LOVE that!

i stitched the sentiment on and then added some random stitching on other parts of the layout! a few enamel dots and other embellishments, and the layout is done! whew!

thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great page!! I'm loving the distress watercolor background, sounds fun to do too. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. awwwwwwwwwwww....I love it. Such an awesome layout.

    I'm like a kid, I instantly fall asleep in the car on road trips :)

  3. Such a fun layout! LOVE all of the colors and textures and the photo is just too cute!

  4. Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  5. Great project!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. watercolor + pink = glorious layout! i love it! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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