Now, it's just too much to give instructions for this layout, so I'm going to list some tips and tricks for you!
Tips, Tricks & Techniques + How I was Inspired
- Adding Texture :: Add texture to your layouts using fabric. Here, I used a swatch of burlap as a mat for my photo. I also incorporated stitching throughout, even on my photo!
- Creating Ink Spots :: Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, simply spritz ink on your layout. My inspiration for this technique was from Savitri (HERE).
- Creating a Paper Garland :: Super easy to do, just a little time consuming! Die cut your shapes. Here, I used Spellbinders™ standard circles LG (S4-114) and standard circles SM nestabilities (S4-116) to die cut cardstock, music sheet, and patterned paper. Simply run your dies through a sewing machine and voila, your own paper garland! I was inspired by a product for sale on Etsy (HERE). I was REALLY tempted to order it, but the price was just a bit too much, in my opinion, so I made my own...close enough!
Stamps :: Unity Stamp Co - one precious life, brave girl
Ink :: Tsukineko - VersaFine sepia; Papertrey Ink - melon berry; Ranger - antique linen, tea dye
Cardstock :: Close to My Heart - taffy; Papertrey Ink - kraft, rustic cream
Patterned Paper :: Hambly Screen Prints - old lace; Craft Supply - vintage Mozart music sheet
Embellishments :: Prima - flowers; Craft Supply - burlap
Tools :: Spellbinders - standard circles LG (S4-114) and standard circles SM nestabilities (S4-116), wizard; Janome - sewing machine; Craft Supply - thread; Ranger - tiny attacher; Tattered Angels - glimmer mist (turquoise blue, golden terracotta)
I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and take care!