January 17, 2016

"Sparkling" Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL



My newest layout is titled "Sparkling", and it is my entry for the More Than Words challenge for January 2016. I have also uploaded a video tutorial for this layout.


For the word "personality", I knew exactly what I wanted to do to show my own personality on paper. I am a very vibrant and colorful person. People have described me as perky and bubbly, so I chose the word "Sparkling" for my title and definitely had to add a lot of sparkle to my page!

I am also an analytical person - almost to a fault. I came across Prima's sketch for June of 2015 (shown below), and I knew that was what I wanted to use for this challenge.



The circles definitely show how I analyze things in life - overanalyzing causes me to go in circles!  I have a B.S. in applied mathematics and I minored in computer science, so for much of my life I have thrived on analyzing. However, this personality trait of mine has been one of the most difficult things for me to overcome in my scrapbooking mixed media journey. It is very difficult for me to stop overanalyzing when I work on a project. When I begin overanalyzing, I know I need to step away.  

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the title I designed in the software and to cut the fun circle frame around my selfie. For this project, I used Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and Liquitex Glass Bead Gel. The roses around the picture are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the other flowers are from Prima. All of the sparkles, gems, and gears used on this layout were random things I had in my stash from Michael's.

Feel free to watch my video tutorial at your convenience - I hope you enjoy it!  As always, any comments, questions, or suggestions are encouraged.


Here is a close up and an angle view: 

And lastly:


Thank you for viewing my blog, and have a lovely day! 

12 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! It's fabulous that you could include a video too! Thanks for playing along with us at our very first More Than Words challenge.

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    1. Thank you for posting a comment for me on my brand new blog! :-D I definitely look forward to the inspirational monthly challenges that your site will be posting :-)

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  2. Love your take on our challenge and your awesome video too. Great that you have shown that sparkly side of your personality. Thanks so much for playing along with this, our very first challenge.

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    1. I really appreciate your comment! Also I am looking forward to the fun and inspiring monthly challenges :-) thank you guys for setting up your new website!

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  3. Hello Jessica, welcome to our challenge at More than Words and to the world of mixed media too !! Don't worry if you are overanalyzing while doing your projects, just do what you feel and have fun !! I really like your page, nice techniques and little details to frame your selfie !!
    Thank for very much for your entry !!

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  4. I really like simply layout! Just awesome! Thank you for joining our challenge at More than words !

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  5. Jessica, Congrats on your new site and first video tutorial! Loved watching you make your lovely layout, and mixed media is so fun!!! Oh, and the music, spot on!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Dawna! I'm glad you liked the video :-) I finally figured out a way to arrange the tripod for my videos so that it is above me!

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  6. Such a pretty photo and layout! Love the shimmery detail! Thanks for joining along with MTW :)

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  7. GORGEOUS layout! Your video was FANTASTIC... Thanks for joining us over @ More Than Words... :)

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  8. Fabulous layout and video! So glad that you joined us for our first month here at More Than Words! Job well done! :)

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  9. WOW! Loved reading about your personality and how it inspired this beautiful layotu! Thank you so much for playing along with us at More Than Words!! :)

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