Sunday, June 16, 2013
So much easier said than done, don't you agree? This layout was inspired by a photo and a message board conversation about how I find it hard to relax. There is always something that needs to be done and I have to force myself to sit down and be in the moment. I'm not talking about relaxing while scrapping, I mean to really sit down and truly relax. I happened to be doing just that when I snapped this photo. I added some text and sparkles from the photo app called A Beautiful Mess.
This month's Pleased to Meet You Challenge is to take inspiration from Lisa. She has such a fun and fabulous style, it was easy to be inspired. She loves circles and the color aqua so I took those elements and got busy. I started with a sheet of watercolor paper and drew freehand circles with a Zig Emboss Writer. I then used white Zing embossing powder to make a resist for the paints I would be adding later. I repeated this with the Confetti stamp from Cocoa Daisy. I then used gelatos to draw circles around and over the embossed circles. I used a wet brush to blend the colors in and then used watercolors over that to create a soft look. I also painted circles with Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Teal) and I truly love the effect.
This is now my new favorite layout. I think I should hang this where I can be reminded often to just relax.