I absolutely love the background of my page!!! Painting with mists to create your own background is a really popular trend right now. I had never tried it before… but let me tell you that it is SOOOOO EASY!!!!
First… I needed to determine the basic layout of my page. So, I chose a few patterned papers from my kit and began layering them under my photo – without gluing anything down. Next, using a pencil I lightly sketched a heart onto the kraft cardstock background and I removed the photo and patterned papers and set them aside. Next, I painted over the sketched heart using the applicator from my Dewey and Schoolhouse Mister Huey Mist. I also added a few mist splatters throughout the page. After the mist was dry, I added the patterned paper and photo back onto my page and added some other details.I cut the title for my page out of one of the 5x7 note card in the Glitz This & That Die Cut pack. I loved the sentiment, but the card itself was too large for this project. There is always a story for every photo… and often times the story is long enough to take up a substantial amount of space on my page. Therefore, I often include my journaling hidden on a tag tucked behind a photo or one of the layers on my page. I usually add a tab, ribbon or a button to the end of the tag – so the tag can easily be pulled out and the journaling can be read. I added a chipboard arrow pointing towards the tag… as a little message to let you know that there is something hidden on the tag. :D
I stamped the “happy place” sentiment with the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Phrase roller stamp that was included in our February Embellishment Add-On Kit. So cute!!! The little heart was from our Project Life Add-On Kit. All of the goodies in our PL Add-On Kits are perfect for both traditional and PL layouts.