I wanted to share another layout today that I created as the April Guest Designer for Citrus Twist Kits. I still have one more layout and a card that I'll be sharing early next week. I got to work with their April main kit, Picture Perfect, as well as their embellishment kit, It Is Written. The Amy Tan tags in the embellishment kit were definitley a favorite item for me.
This layout really started with the fun "XOXO" tag. I knew I wanted to focus on the orange and immediately cut out a piece from the brush script patterned paper that had the orange running down the center (and shades of pink along the sides). The heart patterned paper and woodgrain patterned paper tied in nicely, as I knew I was going to use the fun little woodchips.
I cut a fun circle background piece from the woodgrain patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo. I had already used part of this paper for another layout, so I cut it as big as I could fit on the paper (about 9x9"). Once I had that in place on my page, it helped me map out where the other patterned papers and photos would go. I also die cut a fun little heart banner garland from the black chalkboard patterned paper to string across the top of the layout.
I die cut my title, "favorite moment" from the black chalkboard patterned paper, to go along with the "XOXO" tag. I rarely scrap layouts about Joe and I, but with the "XOXO" tag, it just seemed like a nice fit to use photos of the two of us.
Just like in my previous layout, I chose to paint a few of the chipboard frames to coordinate with my layout better, and to help add more color to the page. I used the same technique that I used previously. I painted them with acrylic paint, ran them thru a dotted embossing folder, and then spritzed them with white misting spray.
I had printed my journaling on both regular white cardstock and on the vellum that came in the kit, because I wasn't sure which one I wanted to use. At the last minute, I thought it would be fun to layer the vellum directly over the cardstock, lining up the journaling. It looks good in person, but didn't photograph very well. Lol.
Now I have to share what happened AFTER I created this layout. It was completely done and I was sitting at the kitchen island typing up all of my info about it on the laptop while the kiddos were napping. I went to refill my water cup and somehow I knocked my cup over and water went ALL over the counter. OMG. My first instinct was to grab the laptop first (probably smart, right?), then the layout, and then everything else. I only got a few drops of water on the front of the layout (right on my own photo), but the entire backside was soaked. I was so upset at myself. In all my 19+ years of scrapping, I have NEVER spilled anything on a project.
And the worst part was that I still had to photograph the layout and turn it in that day. So I laid it out to dry. From the front, you honestly couldn't really tell anything had happened. I re-printed my photo and adhered it directly over the photo on the layout. I kept laying things on top of the layout to help flatten it back out, as it was warping quite a bit. I eventually adhered the entire layout to another piece of cardstock to try and flatten it more. I had to add more adhesive to the embelishments, as they were popping up from the moisture. I took all of these photos after the spill and I don't think you can tell. It's still quite warped, but all in all, I think I managed to salvage it. I still can't believe I let that happen though!