Ever have those times when you start and finish a project and what you had in mind does not translate to paper? Then, you tear it apart and start all over again? That happened to me on this layout. Sometimes things come naturally, other times, its forced. Well, you should have see the "dirty" part of my layout before. NOT pretty! This rendition is much better and I would love to share it with you. So, it's Mary-Ann here, about to share my labor intensive layout:o)
I sprayed three different color inks to get my desired look on my cardstock base.
Then I totally stole an idea from a fellow blogger Ashli Oliver and spread Gesso over my patterned paper at the bottom of my layout. It helped soften the darker colors. I hand drew in some of the arrows that I wanted to stand out.
Layered my October Afternoon papers, stickers, A Flair for Buttons flair, My Mind's Eye enamels and October Afternoon brads. You will see below on the completed layout that I used the same spray ink to add color to my title from Fancy Pants and wood veneers from Basic Grey.
This end result is a much more pulled together layout than the last! Blue, gray and pink make me happy when they are together. This photo is celebrating my 8th Mother's day because of that beautiful boy with me. I am blessed.
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