A Kiss and a Silhouette Tutorial...

I put aside some free time this week to play with my gelatos and foam stamps I got in the Archivers closing sale! It's been awhile since I've been working through the Art Classes by Wilna Furstenburg at 2Peas. I seriously LOVE the classes, I just haven't made the time to get messy and creative lately, so I made time. My sweet friend and designer, Juliana Kneipp made these awesome SVG files that I tested and I instantly was inspired to create and seriously LOVE this layout so much...


I also added a little brush script in there, inspired by the Life Scripted class at Studio Calico... I think a freebie might be coming soon to the blog with some more painty brush script, I've been inspired so much lately!!! I first started with some plain white American Crafts cardstock and then painted on the gelatos in assorted colors, blending them in, trying to match the colors of the kit I was using. I then spritzed the stamp a few times with water and stamped it on... I love the cool watercolor look it gives. I then filled in the centers of the flowers with more gelato and blended it in before the gelatos had dried.

I then practiced a little brush script before I went and added the "kiss" to the layout. I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine instead of the usual gouache and I totally love the shimmery watercolor look of it. I then printed out and cut the goodies I wanted to use for the layering behind the photo and grabbed some of my embellishments and went to town with the enamel dots and sequins... After it all dried I added the journaling and a few doodles and the date and I trimmed a bit off the edges of the 12x12 and added it to a 12x12 patterned paper from Pink Paislee... I can't tell you how much this made me want to scrap some more and got my happy back after being in a creative funk recently. I'm sooo very happy to be playing again!!!
a hybrid layout using the following digital products:
Find Your Happy Place by Jennifer Barrette and Juliana Kneipp
I Heart You: Frames by Juliana Kneipp
other supplies:
American Craft White 12x12 Cardstock, Pink Paislee 12x12 paper, Silhouette Portrait, Neenah bright white cardstock, Becky Higgins Project Life journaling pens, assorted enamel dots, brads, sequins and other embellishments, Design Memory Craft Gelatos, foam stamp, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, #4 Sumi Brush, Tombow adhesive, Glue Dots, Studio Calico frame

Also this week I posted a Silhouette Overview Tutorial over at Sweet Shoppe Designs, I get many friends sending me messages asking questions and I thought I'd share an overview of the software to help out my friends... I LOVE sharing my knowledge and writing tutorials so be on the lookout for some tutorials here on the blog... next on deck will be my workflow in Lightroom 5 for editing and printing photos for my pocket pages. I can't wait to share this with you all!!!