Hey, friends! I hope your week is going well...Spring Break is in full effect here, and the weather is just gorgeous. We did have a few cooler days this past weekend, so our pool is cold again...and I'm not one for just jumping into it. The kids, on the other hand, don't seem to care that it's still freezing...haha. More power to them! :D
Today I'm sharing my latest layout for My Mind's Eye. I have so much MME tapes in my stash from the past few years of being on the team, and so I decided to use A LOT of them. You know I love rainbows, so I pulled out tons of those colors and just created strips to cover the whole white cardstock. I love tearing it so it's uneven. Some of the strips are straight...I mixed it up.
After all the tape was down, I smudged some white gesso all around where my photo is. The slick texture of tape itself wouldn't be able to hold watercolors or gelatos, so the gesso gives it some grit...something for that color to hold on to. I used gelatos here to add smudges in the coordinating colors around the picture.
I went through all of my MME collections and pulled out a few stickers and chipboard pieces that matched these bright colors. Some are from newer collections, like Jubliee, and some are from older ones, like My Girl.
These cute banner pieces are from My Girl. I can't believe I hadn't used them yet! They were perfect for this happy-go-lucky layout. I just wanted to add random things here and there to add more interest and pops of color. I did lots of stitching in different colors, too.
I think this "Live It Up" piece from the Jubilee line is perfect for the photo because that is exactly what she's doing in the the photo :)
A few more pink pieces from Jubliee and I believe Sweetest Thing...and I used a clear overlay on top of my photo from one of the Record It lines. I love how they look on top of pictures!
So if you have a huge stash of tapes and you know some of them just don't coordinate with much, pull them out and use them to create a background! Add some mixed media to it to blend them all together. It's fun, fast and easy....just don't think about it too much. Find a color scheme you like and just stick them down!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!