Monday, October 28, 2013

The Story Of Today - A "You Are My Happy" layout by Leslie Ashe

hi Teresa Collins Designs fans! 
I hope you're having a wonderful Monday!

Today I'm stopping by to share another layout I made using
the beautiful mid-release line by Teresa Collins Designs - "You Are My Happy",
as well as a few instructions on how I created my project:

I used papers from the 6x6 paper pad as my main background 
(leaving some of the borders from the"tear off" from the paper pads.)
this is the basis of my background. I wanted to show you how
you can build an entire layout using just the 6x6 pads.

from there I:

--distressed each paper, using a distressing tool & put each layer down
making sure to see a peek from one layer to the next.

--used 3D adhesive to back my photo (and patterned paper matte)
 & placed to the right side of my project.

--picked a few chipboard pieces I wanted to use & placed one set 
directly ONTO my photo. Seeing as how it was a "frame" ,
I made the sentiment chipboard piece (this makes me happy) stand up more
by using a 3D adhesive. This gives it dimension, yet not making it "bulky" and
draws your eyes directly to our goofy photo.
I then used the "&" chipboard piece as part of my journaling/title for "you & me".
Stacking chipboard pieces together makes for an interesting, eye catching 
embellishment cluster & I did that with my heart with the days of the week 
chipboard. (I then played on the arrows from the "this makes me happy" by using
the epoxy arrows pointing directly to our photo)
Another few pieces of chipboard are banners and I've placed them at the bottom, 
under my photo.
my final chipboard piece is placed onto one of the banner flags at the top right.

--adding a few stickers makes added journaling/titles fun & clever!
I added "the story of today" (my MAIN title) to the left of one of my photos, a tabbed
"two" to the right side, spelled out "you , me" with letter stickers, the "us" at the top right
and finally - the "lucky" just to the left side of "this makes me happy" chipboard.
--the gorgeous epoxy dots, brads, buttons & sequins top it all together, as they 
are randomly placed in various spots, on top of gold misting spray.

--another thing is I took one of the border strips (copper scallop) and placed on the 
very right, beside my photo.

--my final thing I did was my journaling - which I took a ruler & drew
3 lines to write my sweet words to my husband and on our goofy, impromptu picture.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post.
Have fun creating with the 6x6 pads! 

1 comment:

  1. I luv this, so many wonderful things to look at...the handwriting is the perfect touch!


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