Life Life Out Loud // 8 1/2 x 11 Mixed Media Layout Share

March 23, 2017

Hi guys! It's been a while since I have shared a non-12" x 12" sized layout. So, today I am sharing an 8 1/2" x 11" layout featuring a little bit of mixed media. To be honest, I had absolutely no plan for this layout when I started, but it came together fairly quickly and easily. Let's dive right in to the details!

I used heavy weight white cardstock from Darice to reduce the amount of warping with my mixed media. I used a bunch of Heidi Swapp color shine sprays to give a watercolored look. It is also very pearlized in some lights. I used the color patina, ocean, and mint during the packaging technique. I also used the color tea to make some splatters.

Once the mixed media was all dry (which took forever!), I started adding layers behind my photo. This photo is of my pup as a pup! It is a really cute Snapchat filter that recognized his face. I layered the photo on top of some white cardstock and then some blue solid colored cardstock. I kept the layers simple since I wanted the background mixed media portion to shine.

To the right of the photo, I used a Basic Grey washi strip. I created a cluster using a Fancy Pants die cut from their Office Suite collection, some Michael's washi tape, and some Echo Park enamel dots. One thing that I almost forgot to mention was that I used the Heidi Swapp tea color shine around the border of the entire layout. You can see it more clearly in the picture below.

To balance out the bottom right half of the layout, I created a small element for the top left. It is actually part of a Project Life card (3x4) from Michael's that I cut apart. I used a Recollections date stamp to add the date. I used Staz-on ink to get a great impression. There are also some more Echo Park enamel dots scattered around.

Lastly, is the title section! I used another 3x4 card (cut into an oval) on some foam. I used another label from Fancy Pants. I also used a Pretty Little Studio die cut ("love") as another component to layer. I hope you enjoyed this layout! It was fun to get back to crafting after my vacation (check my Instagram for an update). Thanks for stopping by!

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