AND... here is my layout. This layout was inspired by Kasia over at Pop and Colours. I loved her technique and I am so happy with the way this one turned out.
Live out loud... that is my motto, I was not born to blend it I was born to stand out!
My journalling around the layout says:
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely and in one pretty and well preserved piece, but rather to slide across the finish line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil and screaming.... WOW...WHAT A RIDE!
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
You only have one life so live it full and live it wisely.
I added some cut up squares of dictionary paper randomly to the background page and then covered it with gesso. I then added some squares drawn lightly with pencil to create a grid design.
The blocks were then coloured with gelatos, mixed with my finger and then blended with a very wet paintbrush. Once I was happy with the look I drew in lines with a black pen. I added some chinese script stamping and also some square sewn stamped images.
I also added some splashes of black paint. Once I was happy with my background I created a photo mat using canvas, dictionary paper and a couple of punched edges. I added a tag and a little banner and then the flowers.
I lightly gessoed the flowers, to create a more cohesive look.
I loved creating this layout - the textures and the colours came out just the way I wanted.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I love to read the comments you leave too, they make me very happy :D