I created my page using this week's Summer of Color combo (purple + lime green) and the current sketch from Playing in Paradise.
Below is a close-up of the photo I used on the layout. I clipped an arrow to the photo to point out Maggie, and to distinguish her from my other cat, Shadow, who is also in the photo.
The journaling on this page says: "Mags loves to sit with her 'arms' outstretched, as if she were doing the 'Monster Mash.'" :)
As I approach each week of the Summer of Color, I challenge myself to try something new. This week I wanted to try for a "cutesy" look, yet still have that up-to-the-moment mixed media edge. Here is how I went about that...
I cut out and stitched a flower and a border strip from fuzzy felt. No patterns--I just eyeballed everything, for that homespun look. I topped the flower with an adorable monster sticker, just to up the cuteness factor a bit more.
I used a spider sticker for the "O" in "Monster Mash," adding further to the cuteness fest.
The background is where the mixed media comes in--you'll spot collage, stamping, and assorted painting techniques, keeping the black cardstock from being too plain and boring.
That's it from me today. It's Friday where I am, so I want to close by wishing everyone a great weekend! I hope you don't have the song "Monster Mash" stuck in your head now!!! (I do.) :)