Monday, 14 May 2012

'You & Me' Layout

As previously mentioned in my Storytelling Sunday post, it's my husband and I's 4th anniversary this month. So when I saw the current challenge at the My Mind's Eye blog, to use brads in an inventive way, I thought I should scrapbook a photo from my selection of wedding photos, that are part of my my ever growing 'to scrap' pile.

I used my brads to make a jewel-encrusted heart, and to tie a twine line along the base of my layout to make the title stand out:

Supplies: Bazzill Basics 'Carob' Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Hattie 'Boy' Tapestry Paper, Gertie Title,  Lost & Found 2 Rosy and Miss Caroline Dolled Up Brads, Kraft Funday Twine, Rosy 6x6 Papers, 3D Foam Tape, Silver and Gold Glitter, Black Gel Pen, Hole Punch, Gold Acrylic Paint, PVA Glue.

To make the heart I cut a 3 inch cardstock heart using my Slice cutter:

I stuck 3D foam tape along it, with 3 layers of tape in the centre, 2 on the next line along, and 1 layer at the edge, to give the heart some shape:

I peeled off the top layer of the tape to reveal the sticky part, pierced holes, and attached brads all over the heart:

Once all the brads were attached I filled in the gaps with some loose silver and gold glitter. There were a couple of patches where the glitter hadn't stuck very well to the tape, so I dotted on a bit of Glossy Accents, and added some more glitter on top. And I decorated the edge of the heart by painting it with gold acrylic paint and sprinkling glitter on while the paint was still wet - acrylic paint is a good adhesive. 

The MME Rosy brads look gorgeous in their sparkly setting:

I also wanted to use confetti on this page, as it seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment, and it's very fitting for a wedding page! So, I layered some on top of these green sunburst style shapes - which were part of the 'You & Me' My Mind's Eye title that I cut up. 

I used a hole punch to make lots of confetti circles from MME Rosy paper, and stuck a couple of rows carefully on top of the sunburst shapes, to make sure the words were covered and the colours were spaced out:

And then I used PVA glue to heap a random selection of the confetti circles on top, and around the edge of the sunbursts:

I think the layout has got the romantic, happy feel that I was aiming for!

Have you thought about different ways of using brads on your layouts? Have you tried the confetti technique?

I'm to my Nanny's house for a couple of days now, so I'll see you again later in the week! x


Sian said...

That heart really does have a special something! I like it very much indeed

dogmatix said...

Great LO. Love what you did with the heart.

debs14 said...

What a clever idea, I love the brad covered heart. It's a brilliant layout, so pretty and the confetti just finishes it off!

Louise said...

what a lovely idea Jennifer. your heart looks like it's full of precious gems. Gorgeous layout x

Jo said...

This is a beautiful layout, the heart looks great x

akilli melek said...

wow jennifer, that page is lovely.
Got your parcel today. Many many thanks, the girls are already flicking through them LOL.
have a good time at the house

alexa said...

Your heart is lovely - with a pin at the back, it would make a stunning brooch! Your page is so very graceful and I love the olours.

S said...

That heart is stunning! Well done!

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