I've known Paula for at least 2 years now - & that to me is a mighty long time in internet terms ! ;)
Paula is also a long time master of stamping techniques-
creating beautiful collage work & backgrounds for her projects.
When I first knew her I was very resistant doing techniquey stuff -
this year I realised I have been releasing the inner artist in me more than any other time
& this layout below is a celebration of that !
This week's sketch is a simple one -
so I chose to work with a busy background paper -
an Adornit Frenzy Bracket Paper .
Love all their Bracket papers !
I cut into the bracket shape on the right to insert my own misted background.
Love how the colors turned out .
& Talking about Adornit -
a quick shoutout to dear Jing Jing
who is guest blogging for Adornit all week here ! ;)
I don 't use alcohol inks for creating backgrounds -wish I did ! - I love the idea of smooshed colors !
so I made do with my existing collection of Mists
( you need at least 5-6 bottles of colors to really get down to using them I'd say )
I also brushed Tim Holtz's fave Rock Candy crackled paint
on the sides of this photo for a fun textured effect.
used the Rock Candy crackled paint again on the chipboard title .
Some Gold distressed stickles for that sandy effect.
Love this combo of misted background & dew drops too .