I was looking around for a sketch the other day and came across the latest Stuck Sketch and yep the rest is history.
Here is the sketch:
I have created this layout using my May Crazy Monday kit which I have just loved the colours in it. So pretty!! The photos are from the last weekend of the school holidays – duck feeding at Hamurana Springs (just out of Rotorua) which is a gorgeous little place next to the golf course where there is a bridge to feed the ducks. It is a bit of family tradition to go there on the way home from the Rotorua Marathon and I have blogged about it before. The last time Taylor was there she was a little 8 month old cutie so not quite old enough to actually feed the ducks. This time all three kids got totally stuck in and the ducks were HUNGRY. Luckily I had bought LOADS of bread so we had lots to give them.
I thought I would do a little tutorial on how I created my background and the thought process for my layout. I haven’t quite got the whole video thing sorted yet so it will just have to be photos.
Right who here remembers Twinkling H2Os. Well I was thinking the other day about how they would make a gorgeous water coloured background. I used three colours. A yellow, a green and a brown to mimic the colours in my photos and the greenery and trees and such like. I used my water brush but I was lazy lol and just added water to a small piece of packaging and added the twinkling H20s to the middle of my white cardstock. Love the pretty washed out look. Just add water and colour until you are happy with the overall look! Now I wanted to add another layer to my background and create a bit of texture but also to soften the edges of my water coloured background Then it was onto the sketch. The funny thing with backgrounds is sometimes you end up covering up most of it when placing things on top of it! As you can see I kinda covered up most of the green. But I did add a green element transparency embellishment to the bottom of the photos which kinda mimics what I have done!I really liked the Maggie Holmes frame with the hearts but didn’t want to use the whole frame as you lost too much of my patterned paper so I cut the corner piece off and added it under my photo.
Next, I was super happy when I cleaned my scrap room I found my favourite yellow washi so added a piece of that to the top of the layout to act as an anchor for some Heidi Swapp words
I’m all about balance so next I added a piece to the bottom right of my page too! Here you can see I have added the Heidi Swapp words, my title (there are SOOOO many letters in that letter pack included in the May Kit – had to tip them all out to see the letters I wanted. The words ‘times’ and ‘the best’ came from a Snap mini alpha set. Lastly, to cover the ‘edge’ of the Maggie Holmes frame I added some flowers from the kit and a Butterfly from the Basic Grey Ephemera. Mimicked that at the top and added another heart to the top embellishment cluster and under the Crate Paper flower (not from the kit).Lastly, added my journaling and the layout was done!
Hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created my background and the design of my layout. I bet you have some twinkling H20s or similar product hidden in your stash too. Why don’t you have a go at creating a water coloured background too! Let me know if you do would love to see it.