Sunday, January 22, 2012

Believe layout + a tip

This is a layout I did for the challenge over on CSI Color, Stories, Inspiration.
I used Advice for my testimony & flowers, architectural elements, swirls & something stone like for the evidence.
This is a layout of my daughter Alyssa. She loves to paint. She has painted since she was a little girl. She is quite talented. I hope she always remembers how talented she is.
The journaling reads:

Believe that all things are possible.
Believe that you can do it.
Believe in your talent.

Believe in yourself….even if others don’t.

Supplies used:
-Bazzill cardstock
-AC cardstock
-Echo Park country drive (pink paper)
-Provo Craft basic checks (yellow paper)
-Attic Treasures bags & tags
-TH adornments (bird)
-Cosmo Cricket tiny text
-Prima flowers
-Melissa Frances embellishments (key hole)
-Prima shabby chic treasures (corner moldings)
-Vintage lily of the valley floral pick
-Zva Creations bling swirls
-Jolees (easel & paint supplies)
-TH vintage photo distress ink

My background paper has tiny specks in it & reminded me of a granite countertop. That is how I interpreted the stone like evidence.

Now here's a tip on one of the many ways I distress the edges of my paper.
1. Take a makeup applicator or Q-tip dipped in water & run along edge. ( I used an imaginisce jewel setter stick)
2. Next run run fingernail along wet edge & rough up edges. Bending paper the way you like as you go.
3. Ink edges with distress ink using a distress ink applicator.

For the purple paper I wet the paper, inked first & then ran my fingernail along edge. I did this because I wanted the purple to show without being fully distressed. It gives it a little more oomph & it's not so blended in this way. I wanted that layer to pop a little more than the others.

Thanks for looking. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!



  1. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Beautiful layout - I like all your little art embellishments!

  3. Great distressing tip! I have never thought of wetting the edges and distressing. Simple and Brilliant! :) LOVE your layout!