Monday, December 19, 2016

Finding Time

Sometimes life gets busy and we don't always get to those projects right away.  I always love when I can get some time in my craft room.  I can spend hours in there and I normally have to be dragged out!  I value that I have a craft room where I can leave my projects out and sneak in and work on my them when I can.  Here is one of those projects that I started in September and it sat in my to do box until this weekend!     
As you can see I have a lot going on in my layout.  For the left side I created the background, large photo mat with watercolors!  I love how it turned out and it was super easy to do.  It is called Smooshing & Splooshing.  You get your watercolor paper wet and then add watercolor to it randomly here and there till you like what you see.  Then you can use any form of plastic you want and scrunch it up on your paper while the watercolor is still wet.  I used some old Walmart bags for my project.  Once it is dry, about an hour later your paper is ready to go.  I tore the edges of my photo mate for extra dimension and fun.

I combined the Rustic Home Fundamentals with the Uptown Fundamentals and matted my photos in CTMH's color the year, Sea Glass card stock.  I love how everything plays nicely and my layout comes together beautifully.
I also used my watercolors to create the splattered look on the background of each side.  Although it might be hard to see I did use 2 different colors.

I used some of the Adventure Compliments to embellish my page. 
 I did a little 'Ombre' look on my words by sponging Seaglass, Glacier, and Lagoon on the 'Little Moments'.  I love that I was able to coordinate my compliments to work with my color scheme.

I included a smaller flip flap to add a couple of action shots of my daughter and father showing their horses.  Hayley's horse placed and it was Hayley's first time in the ring!  We were excited for both them.

Other supplies used:

Gold Sequins
Gold Shimmer Ribbon - from the Uptown Ribbon Pack
Adventure Compliments

Hopefully I can find some more time to play in my craft room.  I have a box of new CTMH goodies coming soon.  I can't wait!  If you want a new CTMH Seasonal Expressions book you can contact me here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my supportive friends and family!

See you in the New Year with new goodies!!!