Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This is the Face

So I made this layout with some reservations.

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First of all I'm not a 'watercolor' kind of gal but I wanted to participate in Amy Tan's challenge last week at Studio Calico. She made this cool cover of an embossed journal with watercolors. After watching the video I thought 'I can do that'.

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Then I discovered this background paper by Sassafras when I opened my Boardwalk kit from July and thought, well, gee that looks like the perfect paper for this challenge.

Then I pulled out that picture of M with the face that he gets when something irritates him and thought- I could tell a story with that photo!

And that's how this layout came to be. Seriously.

It's pretty simple. I used a combo of washi tape, and paper pieces to anchor the title. A little watercolor action and a few brads, chipboard pieces and bits and pieces from my stash. It's simple but with a little layering of embellishments here and there.

I like to think I deserve a pat on the back for stepping out of my comfort zone on this one.

xoxo
K

18 comments:

  1. I love how it turned out! Glad to see it since I'm working on something similar myself and was unsure about it until now! Thanks, great LO and fun picture!

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  2. I think your layout turned out great! The watercolor background makes the picture really pop.

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  3. Love, love the watercolors on this!!!

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  4. Good for you for trying something new--and for doing so well at it!

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  5. Great job, I LOVE simple layouts, but I can rarely pull them off as nicely as you have! http://www.scrapyourcrap.blogspot.com/

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  6. It is perfect! You did a really good job with the challenge. Love it!

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  7. Love the watercolours and also love the title words. Good choice of words!

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  8. thansk love the title and the page great work thanks for sharing..

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  9. Great job on the watermark. Love the background.

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  10. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your work! I am usually blog-hopping while I'm at work, and the ability to comment is blocked there, so I don't often go back and comment (as I should!), I'm sorry!!

    I also wanted to let you know that I picked you for a blog award! The post will be up on my blog in the morning. Congrats, and thank you for continuing to inspire me!
    http://tanyaham.blogspot.com

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  11. I just wanted to let you know that you inspire me & I recognized your talent on my blog with the Liebster award.
    You can check out my blog post for more info and to pick up your badge:

    http://jenns-doodles.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-honor.html

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  12. Great layout. the watercolors are so cool, and I love how you clustered the embellishments!

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  13. Love how it turned out!
    I'm scared of watercolors too!!

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