VIDEO: Pick 5! // Nature Fun

March 18, 2017

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog! I have a fun mixed media project to share with you this week. I think that everyone likes a little bit of a challenge to stretch their creative muscles. I like to do pick 5 challenges where I challenge myself to use things from my stash on one layout. It is an easy way to get certain items used up or tried out for the first time!

My pick 5 items this round were: Heidi Swapp gold texture paste, an Echo Park stencil, a set of green gelatos, a paper pad from Kathy Davis, and the Grace font of American Crafts Thickers designed by Amy Tangerine. It was a fun bundle of goodies! I hope you enjoy the process video and I'll explain a bit more down below!

This layout started as a plain piece of white cardstock that I later transformed into a mixed media piece. Just as a warning, gelatos were not at all easy for me to work with. That being said, I did go through three trial runs of background techniques and this is the only one I kind of liked. If you're going to buy gelatos look up some techniques on how to use them! It will save you a lot of time in the long run. 

Once I was done messing around with my gelato background, I used the Echo Park stencil to add more texture. The Heidi Swapp gold texture paste does not match her color shine line (as you can see in some of the photos). However, I wouldn't say that they necessarily clash either.

I kept my embellishing very, very minimal on this layout, as I do with most layouts. I wanted the background and the photo to take center stage. Once I add my journaling it will look a little bit more full as well. This butterfly die cut piece is from the We R Memory Keepers Flower Girl collection. It was the perfect color and fit the theme wonderfully.

One of my favorite elements of this layout is the weave looking background behind my photo. If you watched the process video you'll know how I pulled off this little secret using the 6x6 paper pad. This technique will also be featured in my 6x6 Fix series on my YouTube channel.

Lastly, I created a small cluster in the bottom right. This little puffy owl sticker is the cutest! He is from EK Success and he fit so well. I hope you enjoyed this mixed media pick 5! Thanks for stopping by!

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