Let's find out, shall we?
First, I feel the need to stamp, with paint. That will be a cool resist, don't you think?
Let's make that resist more interesting! After die cutting some flowers, I prepare to spritz:
Oh, fun! A little grey here, A little green there...
Kinda cool, huh???
What if I use my finger to color in those flowers with some distress? Oh, not so much! I don't like that. Good thing I chose a flower that will get covered!
Since that didn't work, let's try some grey outlining. I think I like that:
Now time to play with the photos. These picts pose a bit of a challenge for me. That is my baby girl, taking her first bite of "food." However, she is wearing a blue bib and hubster is wearing a teal shirt. Not only do these colors clash a bit, but they are not the least bit girlie. We SO did not plan that well! We must choose papers that will work, but I want to keep it somewhat feminine. The flowers are a good start, I think :)
Our little packet needs some twine:
Hmmmm, still needs something.....
WASHI! So fun!
Time to commit and glue:
OK now, here is the moment where I step back and HATE it!
Oh, my. I was so hyper focused on each element: the resist, the pen work, the packet...that I forgot to look at the WHOLE thing. YUCK!
Time to go to bed. And yes, I totally layed in bed and redid this LO about 15 different ways in my head. And yes, it was the fist thing I thought about when I woke up and all throughout the day until I could get back in the studio. Goodness me!!!
Finally back in the studio! Now we dismantle:
We'll go with that and resort to a simple stencil mist:
Simple, but still pretty:
Time to tear apart that packet. I do believe I have decided that I am not a packet scrapper! LOL!
And there are all the pieces:
That's nice - and perhaps adds some femininity...
Before going further, I want to make some floral type shapes out of this stencil pattern:
Photos placed, border strips layered. So much better!
A bit of stitching for some texture:
Oh, and look - these foldies tie in the colors and they are girlie! A Dear Lizzy jar doesn't hurt either!
Some more pen work:
Title stitched and in place:
Journaling and pen lines added:
Oh my goodness! We made it! Talk about a complete do-over! What happened to the other background? It's on my craft table. Maybe I will cut it up and use parts of it on another layout. Maybe I will give it to my daughter to play with. Maybe I will throw it away. I'm not sure yet. What I am sure of is that this was a great learning process! I learned more about what I like and what I don't. Perhaps the most important lesson for me was to NOT HYPER FOCUS. I must remember to think about all the little details and techniques as they will relate to one another.
Whoooh. Thanks for coming along on that ride with me! This is certainly not my most favorite layout. But, I am so glad to have made it to the finish line! I think it will do just fine! Another story told. Another layout for the album. That is a victory in an of itself. LOL!
Have you ever done a complete do-over, dismantling a layout and putting things back together? What are some of your crafty lessons learned?