So, this is my first layout in almost two years!
When I read about the Creative Jumpstarts challenge I was inspired!
The Challenge 01 was to use a mix of B&W and colour photos. This summer I had done a photo shoot of both of my daughters, Jessica and Ashley, and knew that these photos would work perfectly for this challenge. I started out with one large colour photo and three smaller B&W photos.
Using masking fluid and a butterfly template, I masked out the butterflies and then used gold spray paint in a can to create a subtle glittering effect in the bottom corner of my white page. When dry, I simply rubbed off the masking fluid and ended up with this design, which I think pairs well with the bokeh effect in the background of the colour photo, almost as if the butterflies fell right out of the photo (ok, maybe that is a bit of a stretch).
I layered a velum frame on top of the colour photo and the title cut from the Cameo.
For my journaling, I spray painted (same can as above) a shipping tag with metallic gold and when it was dry, I took my tag to my little vintange typewriter and banged out the message. It was a bit difficult to photograph due to the reflective gold so I tried to shift my page below to be able to read it.
As a final touch I used an arrow stamp from Amy Tangerine to add a few lines to guide your eye around the page.
I am pleased with the end result, seeing how I haven't done a layout in forever!
And I am thankful to Stephanie and Marcy for the Creative Jumpstart to get back into this again!