Hey folks! This gal is taking a vacation "day" after four weeks of project devotion for my design foundation class. Actually, I'm going antique hunting today, a fun activity I rarely get to enjoy these days. I'm to pick up a bunch of vintage ephemera for the next project we're to work on in class. I can't even begin to tell you what a breath of fresh air it is to study "design" rather than business. I feel totally in my element and loving every minute of it!! Beyond that, there's still a handful of pages to pass along from my Layer-by-Layer class. Thought it a good morn'en to chime in and get those up before heading to Saint Paul this morning to hang out at my favorite local antique store. I'm going to post the rest of the album and try to slim down the number of details. I tend to talk to no end - it's strictly "eye-candy" only today minus the chit chat. Pin if you'd like...
Paper banners are all the rage - they never seem to go out of style. I incorporated a colorful banner on this page and dressed it up with a white gel pen and tiny bow. You could easily pull off the same look with hand stitching or a series of sewn lines. I skipped the sewing machine and opted for quickly drawn lines. The sad part - I own a mighty expensive sewing machine from my quilting days. I covet the thing and worship it from afar. That's it.
Gold Acrylic paint is an area I'm still exploring. I used it here to cover a series of patterned paper navy blue polka-dots. The paint has a translucent quality I'm not yet quite used to, but I imagine it's probably far better when used in combination with bright acrylic colors, or as a mix-in for added glimmer.
I added these spots of gold glitter with dimensional adhesive and fine textured gold glitter from Ranger. I love how they "pop" up off the page. The camera stickers are from Pebble's Lakeside Cardstock Sticker collection.
This is one of those ideas you just have to try on your own; watercolor background + die-cut = awesome! The class kit included a polka-dotted die-cut file that I cut from grey striped patterned paper. I then layered it on top of a small sheet of watercolor paper painted a subtle yellow & sweet pink.
I love all the layering here and the mishmash of papers, vellum and other random items. There's a great deal of decision making that goes on in the process of my scrapbooking like an obsessive maniac, but I wouldn't give it up for the world! :)
And there you have it, the entire Layer-by-Layer Mini Album! Finished! I wish you a wonderful day - thanks for stopping by momentarily and admiring the scenery. It is so greatly appreciated. Take care...