Happy Tuesday, scrappy friends :) Today I'm sharing my newest layout for My Mind's Eye. I wanted to use the My Story collection to create a layout about something I'm thankful for. I saw these silly pictures of me and my husband and thought about how grateful I am that we have such a down-to-earth relationship. We aren't afraid to be goofy and silly together, and I love that about us. So I decided to create this really long title....and I used #311 because our anniversary is March 11. And I've been struggling with how to use those typewriters...problem solved! I love when I get an idea that actually turns out well...haha :D
I started with some of the My Colors Glimmer Cardstock in Polished Stone...I just love this beautiful light grey color. I have really been inspired by Paige Evans for quite a while, and one of her techniques is using a square punch to create mix-matched chevrons out of patterned papers. I tried it for the first time and LOVED it! You just cut the squares diagonally in half and then arrange them into triangle rows. I adhered them all down and then added some white gesso. I also added in some spray inks and gelatos for a messy watercolor look.
These colors....swoon! I added some gold machine stitching once everything was dry. I just love this texture and color.
Aren't these typewriters adorable? I love that there is space on the "paper" to write something. I used some alpha stickers and some alpha stamps to type my message. The pink one is from the chipboard sheet, and the yellow one is from the sticker sheet.
I love these black & white alpha stickers from the Just Sayin' collection. I'm almost out...I need more! I love the shadowed look. I smudged a bit of gesso over them to give them a worn-in look.
This is probably the longest title I've created in a while. I mixed and matched so many things...three different alpha sticker sheets, a die cut from my Cameo and some alpha stamps on a piece of transparency paper. I love the effect of using different alphas and elements to make a title. It just keeps things interesting :)
I hope this inspires you to create a layout about something you're thankful for....even if it is something small. I think all of those small things really turn out to be big things in the end :)
Have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting me!