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:
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