Join me as I create another entry in my February memory-keeping journal. Again, I am combining my love of mixed media with memory keeping and busting through my stash of Felicity Jane products! This month I am working in an A5 size journal which is allowing me more space to really work with different techniques:
The inspiration for this layout came from a Silhouette cut-file designed by Paige Evans that I purchased from her etsy shop (linked below!). I sized the cut-file down to work with an A5 size journal and cut it out on white cardstock. Then, I went to my stash of Felicity Jane supplies and picked out several papers that contained blues or neutrals. Once I had my patterns picked, I traced the circles from the cut-files and backed the cut-file with the various patterned papers. Then, I set that aside to begin working on the background of my layout!
For the background, I have been LOVING using mixed media! So, I began by prepping the pages with clear gesso and generously “plopping” various shades of blue watercolor across the pages. I also chose to mix in some white shimmer watercolor to add a little dimension and to soften some of the edges of the paint. To finish off the painted background, I added some black paint splatters to connect the two sides of the layout.
The rest of the layout really came together quickly. I cut my silhouette file in half and adhered it to the bottom left and the top right of the layout. I matted my three pictures on patterned papers and nestled them into the layout. Then, I was able to go through my stash of embellishments and choose black/white/blue elements that I could sprinkle across the page. This was an excellent stash buster! Plus, I am really challenging myself to add more details to layouts, so this fell right in line with that challenge.
I continue to be challenged in the best possible way by the A5 size notebook! Plus, the fact that Felicity Jane does not have a kit coming out this month is giving me the chance to reach deep into my stash. Overall, a great scrappy month!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife