Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This is the Face

So I made this layout with some reservations.


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'.


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.



  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!

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

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

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

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

  6. It looks fabulous!!!

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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:


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

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