The Facts & The Feelings, March 2015 Edition
I'm here today to share a layout I created in March.
I completely forgot about this one. It wasn't until recently, when I was thinking about doing a more updated version of this project for my son, that I remembered I hadn't yet blogged this layout. Yay for finding random blog content! haha!
The first layout in this series, The Facts and The Feelings, December Edition, is one of my faves. Ever since I created that one, I've been collecting data to create a similar page for my daughter. Both pages are based on an Ali Edwards Story Stamp from this stamp set. I love this prompt. Love. It's a subject that I plan to revisit over and over throughout the years because it's such an easy way to document what's current in our lives and simply get the words down on paper. So easy, in fact, that I often make mistakes in my journaling because my brain is going faster than my hand can write.
The background of this page was originally going to be the burlap/cream thick striped paper. But then I thought it would be fun to cut the stripes in a way, where I was left with a wonky step ladder type piece. I like using striped papers on layouts where I know I'll be journaling a lot because trust me, when you handwrite your journaling, striped patterned paper is your best friend.
For embellishments, I watercolored a few flower and leaf clusters that were cut out of a navy blue and white patterned paper. The watercolor adds such pretty depth and dimension and I really like the way those turned out.
The yellow tag and lemon patterned paper were added as afterthoughts. It felt like something was missing and usually, adding something yellow to the project, does the trick.
Still on my "use colored ink to stamp" kick, I used Plum and Mineral Inks from A Beautiful Mess . Those two are on my love list right now. I think the grey ink used to stamp the "True Story" phrase is Cement. I could be wrong. It's been a while since I created this. If it's not Cement, it's this one from Studio Calico. In any case, grey with the plum and mineral colors is so, so pretty. #favecolorcombo alert.
So I think that's it.
I hope you enjoyed this project. As I mentioned above, my plan is to create a similar layout every so often. I like to see what's changing and what's staying the same in our lives.
Do you have a prompt you return to again and again in scrapbooking?
Supplies Used: Studio Calico Athena add-on kit, Color Theory Gray Area Ink Pad, A Beautiful Mess Inks in Plum, Mineral and (possibly) Cement, Tiny Attacher, Water Brush, Peerless Watercolor Papers, Precision Pen, Foam Tab Circles, Small Precision Scissors, Dot Glue Runner