I am so excited that I can share my first time here, not so excited that I am a day late and that this is my second attempt. I apologize for that, but hopefully this fun post will help you forget all about that (heehee) :)
Today I am sharing a little about sketches and a lot about layering...
I had a post up with some step by steps, but since what I really want to do is share it in action I will share tips today and for fun a step by step video on my next post, so come back for that later in the month.
First of all, I started with a really fun sketch and if you picked up any of the gorgeous Lily Bee collections during the Birthday Bash, you will want to check this out, too, and you will want to play along!! I am really working with more Pink Paislee on my page today, but you only need to use two Lily Bee products to enter!
This page is very close to the sketch, but it adds a LOT of laying. I love adding paper after paper and bits of everything as I build my pages, but there are a few things I have learned as I do that and wanted to share them with you all today...
The first thing I do before starting a page is start with a neutral or simple background. If you are going to keep layering and adding it is helpful if that back paper is not competing for the attention.
Also, in choosing the papers, I make sure they compliment and not compete with my photo(s). Often I use one or more colors in the photo, them complimentary colors. You can find a GREAT COLOR TIPS HERE. You can also look HERE, where you can really have fun looking and playing with color. Color is such an important part of what catches your eye on a page, but remember it is also all about what YOU love. Just choose what looks best to you in the end and you will love it.
Next I pull out the flat embellies, such a doilies, tags, and washi and add bits and pieces. Once all my flat embellies are in place I pull the page up to my sewing machine and start sewing. I have a lot of crinkled edges, so as I put them through the machine I use a paper piercer to hold the paper in place until right before it goes under the needle, otherwise it will flatten as you sew.
Next I dress my page with a title, some sprinkles such a mist and jewels and any last minute stitching. I look for the colors I have started with and just add bits in those colors to compliment.
In the end layering is fun, but it is your story and your life and it is noteworthy.
So have fun and be creative and please if try layering on your next layout leave a comment and I will come take a look!
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and to all the dads out there Happy Father's Day from all of us from Let's Capture the Memories.
Lastly, I offered a little play along prize from the Birthday Bash and the winner chosen randomly was
Shawna Masters!! Congrats, please send your address to wilkinson6282 @ roadrunner.com (no spaces).