Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Good day, friends!
Back today to share a couple more layouts that I created using the Hip 2B Square March Hip Kit. The design team was asked to use this Hip Sketch for one of our layouts...

Here's what I came up with...

For this layout, I had fun playing with mist & paint. I used the Mister Huey in Schoolhouse Red (again, on the Studio Calico wood veneer letters), AppleJack & Sunshine, plus some white acrylic paint. By dipping my paint brush directly in the Mister Huey Sunshine, I was able to create a golden wash in some areas of the background. With a touch of water added, it created an even softer glow. 

Then rather than spraying the mist I unscrewed the top & just flicked ink on the page. (Be sure you're not wearing a white t-shirt & that you have your work space protected when you do me!) Since I don't have any of the white or cream Mister Huey, I added water to some white acrylic paint until I had a nice fluid paint & then flicked that on the background too. The thicker acrylic paint added some fun texture!

I have soooo many photos from January's winter much inspiration there that I couldn't resist trying to capture all the eye candy to be had. I printed out some of my favorites. Still too many to use on one layout, so I decided to make library card pockets that could hold multiple pictures. Each pocket holds about eight tags. On each tag I can journal 'I Spy...' and a little bit about each picture.

Here's a picture of what these layouts look like together as a two-pager. (Sorry for the crooked-y shot, but you can get the idea.) I think I'll use this same idea for one of our summer adventures this year!

Wishing you a very happy & creative day...


  1. oh man alive....I have missed your creative talent!!! love these 2 los of total yummy cha stuff!! your paint and flicking of the mist techniques look awesome and I love that big circle punch. so fun!!! :)

  2. Fun layout, Bethany! Will you be at CHA Summer in Chicago?

  3. Love how fun and bright this is!

  4. I love this idea. It is great for incorporating tons of photos and it looks adorable. Thanks for sharing some amazing inspiration and ideas.

  5. A fun, happy layout!! {sigh} CHA...I always say I'd be like - or even worse - than a kid in a candy store if I were to ever get to go to CHA!! :) Congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab today!