Happy New Year to all my dear friends. May the Lord bless your 2011!
I went out of my comfort zone on this layout. You know I just love to fill up a page with all kinds of goodies. When I found this photo of Joseph from 1998 looking out the the window we put in during our attic renovations in North Carolina, I knew it would be perfect for this kind of page.
I was inspired to keep it simple with Scrap-Friendzy's Scrap UR Stash Challenge #6 to start with a sheet of cardstock and for the rest of the page use paper from the scrap pile. I had this wonderful little scrap that gave just the pop of color I was looking for. The photo mat paper was sitting in my scraps already crimped. I just had to trim and ink. (Of course I had spent all kinds of time exploring how I could frame that little photo, when it hit me to just use this crimped scrap - oh the time I could save if I just saw these things right away - lol!) I used home made glimmer mist left over from another project on the Kraft paper. (Alcohol ink, Perfect Pearls, and water in a Mini Mister) I received the stamps from my scrappy friend, Lisa, a few months back. I am so blessed to have a large format printer, so I was able to print the journal/title right on the Kraft paper.
Here's a scrappy hint for you. When using glimmer mist, use a repositional adhesive spray to attach your paper to a 12 x12 piece of chipboard or cardboard before misting. This will help keep your paper from warping. Mine still warped a little bit, so next time I am going to try drying the glimmer mist between color applications.
I am also entering this at a new site for me - Southern Girls ~ Challenge #9 - Anything goes
Don't forget to head on over to Scrap-Friendzy to check out their January Sketch-a thon. They are giving a sketch a day this month and prizes too! The first one is up and it is gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
~ Blessings ~