HANDMADE is live! and i'm excited to get to share these projects with you. =) for my main only LO this month, i focused on all of my favorites from the kit - the sc leaf paper, the amy tan leaves & alpha, and the woodgrain crate. since i went with a simple design, i brought in a little texture with the tone on tone scallops and by folding back the edge of the sc pp to expose the back. the leaves on the sc paper were painted with mister huey - i just dipped my brush into the bottle and colored them in. i also cut a few out and backed them with the woodgrain pp.
with the exception of the text & woodgrain papers, this one was made with the second add-on, THIMBLE. the paper down the middle - marbles by OA - just makes me happy. and yes. i'm still obsessed with the ampersand mask. ;)
i've been pinning a lot of collage-y images over on pinterest, and that definitely influenced this page. totally loving the effect of the mist over a patterned paper - i'll be doing that again.
and this page is definitely influenced by all of the awesome art journals, mixed up mini books and smash books out there. i folded the lily bee text paper in half and built the builk of my page on that.i stitched it down the middle to the background, leaving both edges free, then slid strips of the same pp behind it, to further the book look. from there, i added a lot of bits and bobs above and below the "pages" - all the fun of a funky mini, without the commitment. ;)
here's a look at the extra supplies i used this month... i was definitely feeling the mist. ;)