Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Fountain of Youth / My Mind's Eye

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I have a new layout for My Mind's Eye to share with you today.  I love mixing older collections with newer ones.  I wanted to do a fun travel page, so I pulled out the Jubliee Tangerine collection and paired it with pieces from the newer Hello World line.  I started with the black and white chevron patterned paper and coated a lot of it with white gesso.  That toned down the pattern a bit.  Then I came in with distress inks and gelatos.  I used the packaging technique and a few square grid stencils.  Next I created some vertical layers on the left side of the design.  I think these scribbly circles are my favorite Silhouette cut ever.  I've used them lots of times, and I can't get enough of them!

This photo was from last July when my friend Jennifer and I took a little road trip to St. Augustine to see Sara Bareilles in concert.  We also did some historical sight seeing, and the Fountain of Youth was on our list.  It was really neat seeing all of that history!

My title is a mix of both collections.  I cut "Florida" on paper from Jubliee while "History" is from Hello World.  These fun embellishments are a mix as well.  I love that they both coordinated, and it was fun seeing what matched between the two.

I love these "You are here" tags...those are from Hello World.  I added in some yellow stitching for more pops of color.  I just love it when those little details really make a difference in the page.

Here you can see the depth that those circles create as well as the tissue paper under my picture.  That's a great way to add dimension....just add cheap tissue paper!  I also added in a white rub-on from Jubliee, a little car rub-on from Hello World, and a few more bits and pieces.  The wood veneer have adhesive on the back, and they are from Hello World.

Here's one last look at the mixed media background...I love the color combo and the different shapes.  And I love the messy factor!

Be sure to check out MME's new blog if you haven't...it's really pretty.  I hope this inspires you in some way...maybe you have some older and newer collections that you can mix and match together!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. I love the color you added to the Black chevron paper Missy, and the die cut circles are so fun around your photo!!

  2. wow!!!! this seriously made my eyes pop open wide! i LOVE it!! the colors with that b&w background paper - hello!!!!!!!!! INCREDIBLE! love love love that mint, coral and yellow together! it's so 'florida' and so FUN!!! :D