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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Anatomy of a Bubble Layout

This month, Lasting Memories challenged us to make our own background for our layout. I wanted something with circles to mimic the bubbles my son was blowing, so I pulled out a piece of textured White Daisy cardstock, placed cut circles in four sizes on the paper, and brayered over the circles. I inked up the brayer with a pretty blue ink (Sky) but must have forgotten to clean the ink off my brayer last time I used it, because I ended up with another color (brown? green?) in the mix. Not what I intended, but I decided to work with it. The circles seemed too stark once I removed the masking circles, so I went over the whole page again with Sky ink to create a more muted feel. I let it dry overnight before adhering the circle overlay, title, and journaling envelope. I kept it pretty simple to let the focus remain on the photos and my background. Hope you like it!
Recipe:
Vintage Type stamp set
Textured White Daisy cardstock
Cocoa & White Daisy cardstock
Sky, Lagoon & Cocoa ink
My Crush Best Day Ever Assortment (journaling envelope)
Aqua Dots
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: circle overlay
Pattern: Page Maps
Challenges: Lasting Memories make your own background; Little Red Wagon Seeing Spots

4 comments:

Joanne said...

Such a fun layout! I love the background that you created! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Claire R said...

I LOVE how your background turned out. I like the accidental color, its just a great effect. Thanks for joining us at lasting memories.

KarenB said...

Fabulous masking - it looks great! Very clever title too, love it :)

Denise Pustelniak said...

Just look at that background! The bubbles are perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories