For this layout I started off with a base of Color Magic paper and I inked the edges with some blue ink by Stampin' Up. Next, I randomly sprayed the inside here and there with homemade pink mist (water + ink + a few drops of gum arabic + PearlEx powder). I love the subtle effect it created. It really brings out the colours in my Photoshop edited pictures.
Here's a little tip with photos, if your pictures don't match your paper - print them in black and white or sepia instead. My daughter was wearing a dark purple dress in this photo and it wasn't going to work with this paper, so I decided to go with black and white. However, both my girls have very striking blue eyes inherited from their Dad, and I didn't want to lose that in the close up shot used in this layout, so I edited the photos in Photoshop to be partially black and white and partially in colour (her eyes and her cheeks have colour).
Heidi Swapp's Sentiment Storage elements are a pleasure to use. I love being able to hide my journalling with such a pretty embellishment.
I fussy cut a lot of the flowers out of one piece of the Heidi Swapp paper and then embellished it with Viva Decor Pearl Pens and some 3D foam dots.
I adore using the Heidi Swapp Color Magic alphabet stickers seen here. Don't you hate it when you can't find the right alphabet stickers for a layout? Well, this is the solution! Where was I going to get bright yellow alphabet stickers from?
- Heidi Swapp Color Magic and Sugar Chic papers, alphabet stickers, Sentiment Storage, banners, and embellishments
- Silhouette Cameo with a Heidi Swapp cutting file from Silhouette America
- Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic digital brush
- Photoshop CS5
- Pens by Faber-Castell, Tombow and Reminisce
- Inks by Ranger and Stampin' Up
- Windsor & Newton Gum Arabic
- PearlEx Powder
- Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Lilac
- Adhesives: Helmar 450, Premium Craft Glue, ZapDots and ScrapDots
- Thread by Coats & Clark
Thanks for joining me here today! Let me know what you think of my project.