Hey everyone, it’s Jessica Fabiano with you again. My weekly “challenges” consisted of supersizing something and using family/gratitude as a second theme. So I decided to go ahead and supersize a picture of me and my niece – they’re my favorite pictures to scrap lately, I don’t even know why. I guess it’s a phase.
I’ve used the October Kits for this layout. It’s so easy to pull out my favorite colors with those kits. My mixed media mission was completed by adding watercolor to the gorgeous Maggie Holmes “So Sweet” paper from the Gather collection. That paper just asked to get all painted on! This is what it looked like before I added the large photo. (Make sure to check the process video for…well, for the process :D)
I’m sure painting them all in would be awesome, but as I just needed the outer florals, I really didn’t bother. I could see it being quite meditative to just color those flowers and leafs in – and perhaps frame it?
I admit that I have never worked with a picture this large before. It was quite a challenge – but I loved it! I think we sometimes have to get pushed creatively in order to develop more techniques and skills for us to use for future projects. We can only benefit from challenges and I would like to encourage you to try out some things you haven’t tried out before.
Now here’s something else I wanted to share with you. Did you notice that my wood veneers look brighter and a bit different? The WRMK “Honey I’m home” comes with very cute Wood Elements, but the colors didn’t feel right for this particular layout – so I just used my alcohol based markers to paint smaller areas in – and change the way they look!
The little embellishment cluster consists of an aqua colored wreath and a floral piece from the WRMK Honey I’m Home ephemera, which you can also find in the Embellishment Kit. The golden scalloped banner is from Dear Lizzy’s Saturday Ephemera, a part of the Main Kit. The Diamond heart is merely a die cut piece, using an older Maggie Holmes set.
I hope you’ve had some fun joining me today. Here’s my process video:
Have a lovely day!