February 12, 2016

"Love from a Friendship" Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL

This is my second entry for the More Than Words Challenge for February, 2016, and I also decided to enter it into the 13@rts Challenge #39 (I just learned about their challenges).

Before I go into the details about my layout for the More Than Words Challenge, I want to give a HUGE "thank you" to the many 13@rts DT members' layout tutorials posted on Youtube. Their tutorials have been an enormous help in my mixed media journey. I couldn't thank them enough.

Here are the two challenge boards for this month:

More Than Words Challenge Blog


The word for the More Than Words Challenge this month is wonderful. There are so many things that I would consider wonderful, but for my newest layout titled "Love from a Friendship", it ranks among the top wonderful parts of life. When a friendship develops, it is pretty rare for love to blossom from that friendship. It is one of the most special occurrences and is so wonderful that it is priceless.

This month the creative challenge is to include sparkle on the project.  Sparkles definitely fit into my friendship (we LOVE sparkles!) so I put sparkles on the tips of the petals for all the flowers on my page.

For the background, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shot in "Cosmopolitan Pink" – the two-toned color really adds pizzazz and shimmer! The 13@rts challenge, Think Pink, had been a huge inspiration for this layout actually - but in a funny yet strange way. When my friend and I would go to the pool or beach (which was just about every day), we would usually wear shorts over our swimsuits from Victoria's Secret PINK. We also would wear PINK yoga pants quite often when lounging around together, chatting and laughing for hours on end. So, when I think about my friend, I literally think PINK! hahaha

In my video tutorial I used the pink color shot toward the beginning and after doing some stamping and other things, I decided to create more whimsical outlines of some drips and allowed it to dry that way. I really like the many things I am learning about the Lindy's Stamp Gang products! Here is a picture of my layout with the flash on my camera - it really shows off the shimmer:

To conclude my sparkle in my layout, I added pink gems in the title and double embossed several items on my layout (see the video for more information!). Having a lot of shine, shimmer, and sparkle really brings out the friendship part of my title – but the love from a friendship is absolutely wonderful.

I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial. Just a couple of side notes: 1. I always spray Krylon Fixative on the parts of my layouts that are not acid-free. My goal is to preserve the photo! 2. For this tutorial and others, I may "skip over" something in the video. For example, I did a ton of embossing for this video, so after showing it a couple of times, I made a note on the screen saying I embossed an item two times.  3. I would love any sort of feedback about my blog and my videos! Any suggestions would be appreciated, as my goal is to have clear and concise entries and tutorials that are enjoyable. :-D

If you visit my gallery at Scrapbook.com, you can see the links to the different products I used on this page. Other products not listed in the gallery page are:
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso, white acrylic paint, 140 lb. watercolor paper, embossing powder (clear and white), random pink glitter, some random stamps and scrapbook paper I'm trying to get rid of hahaha, and Wild Orchid Crafts' white roses.

Hope you have a marvelous day! *hugs* Thanks for visiting!


  1. Another great layout Jessica, from the photo to the design and the embellishments. Love it all. You sure rocked our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words. :)

  2. Beautiful <3 The colors are perfect :)

    Paula XOXO

  3. WOW Jess..... Your page looks INCREDIBLE! Thanks for joining our February Challenge over @ More Than Words... :)

  4. WOW! 2 entries to our challenge, and both of them as pretty as the other! Gorgeous work! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  5. Gorgeous colors and such a precious photo! Thank you for playing along with us @ More than Words!

  6. Beautiful layout! Love your color choices and mixed media work! The video was a bonus! All the best from More Than Words! :)

  7. Jessica this page is Marvelous!!!!!
    And Fabulous tutorial!
    Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words!

  8. Love the background details!Beautiful layout!Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  9. Nice work! :) Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  10. Beautiful layout!Thanks for playing along with us at 13arts!