Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Love Lives Here

As promised I am sharing a layout with you today. I pulled out my water colours and got busy. This is not typically me or my style but this is so popular right now and I love the look. At first I was a little weary but I really like the look. I then added layer on layer and then some more layers to create my background. I thought a few times it was overkill but once I stood back and "took it all in" I realised I loved it. My only complaint- the moisture makes your paper curl and that drives me crazy. Anyone have any pointers on fixing that? 

Product: pattern paper,stickers, gold label stickers & photo overlay: Crate Paper, alphas & script: American Crafts, wood veneer: Studio Calico. Used water colours and Heidi Swapp colour shine to create the background on white cardstock.


Formerly.Lisa.S. said...

It's lovely! You could try flattening the page in between some heavy items. Ultimately, once it gets in your album and is squished in between a bunch of other pages it will flatten on its own.

Tiger said...

You can prepare your paper ahead of time by lightly spritzing it with water and letting it dry. You can iron it, or press it flat with weight. When you add additional moisture (ie. watercolors) your paper is primed and less likely to cockle. Additionally, you can tape your paper flat with painters tape to aid in keeping it flat. It's a beautiful layout!

Kathleen Ruelling said...

Canadian Scrapbooker magazine sells a line of paper developed by Cathie Allen that you can paint on and it doesn't warp or curl! I believe that you can buy it on their site (I purchased a package at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival). It's white cardstock in 12x12 sheets - a package is around $35. Hope that is helpful!