Mixed Media

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Hi everyone! I am sooooo excited to share this gorgeous mixed media scrapbook layout with you today! I picked up Vicki Boutin’s All The Good Things collection plus her paints, glitter, and mixed media paper and pulled it all together in this layout. I absolutely love the results and I hope you do too! You can watch my full process video here.

I was so excited to receive my package with All The Good Things and couldn’t wait to try all the new paints and products I had bought! I was really anxious to try the mixed media paper, which has been designed especially to accept paint and other mixed media and not buckle or warp. It worked beautifully for this layout!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

My first step in creating this layout was to go ahead and gesso the whole page, even though I don’t think you have to do that to the Vicki Boutin papers. I like to do that just to get warmed up and feel like I am not working on a blank page (yes, weird, I know!). Once I had the gesso down, I used modeling paste to build my background. Notice the floral elements I added to the page, starting at the upper left hand corner and traveling across to the bottom right.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Once I had the floral elements down, it was time to add paint. My favorite part of the creative process is laying down wet paint and then turning the paper to allow the paint to flow. Watching the paint flow into all the crevices and tiny places created by the modeling paste is so cathartic to me! For this layout I allowed the purple to flow to the edges and then worked it around the page for the border. The purple and orange paints also flow across to the individual elements on the page so they are all tied together. I added a bit of teal to each flower, and I also splattered a little to add more depth and dimension to the background.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Once all the paint was down, I added a little glitter mixed with glaze onto the page. I used the text stencil from Vicki, not necessarily to have a noticeable text, but just to have a way to put the glitter down in small places near the embellishment clusters. For me, the painted floral elements become home bases for my embellishment clusters, and the gold glitter adds more texture.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Another awesome part of creating this layout was adding the die cut embellishments. The All The Good Things collection ties in beautifully with the paint colors, so I chose elements with purple, orange, and green, plus I added a little pink and yellow. I absolutely LOVE using color, all the colors (!!!) in my layouts! 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

The last thing my layout needed was a bit of journaling and a title. The glitter foam words describe my expression in the photo, and the emotion I wanted this layout to convey perfectly! I also stamped my date using a roller stamp, and wrote my journaling with the help of a few stamped lines.

What an awesome layout to create and I hope you enjoyed watching the process! Have you tried the new Vicki Boutin products? I’d love to see! Thanks for following along today, see you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing this lovely layout about bad Mondays – do you have them?! I did this week and oh boy, it set me back a bit. So I settled in to practice a bit of creative self care. In this layout I am working with Paige Evans brand new collection called Turn the Page and the Triangle cut file from Paper Issues!

 

Here is a look at the completed layout:

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

There are so many yummy things about this layout, so let’s start with the cut file from Paper Issues. I love the triangles and I wanted to cut the 2×2 papers to fit behind the cut file.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I used my Studio Calico paints to create a really subtle background, and you can just see it peeking out behind my title work. Paint is one of my favorite ways to practice creative self care: moving the brush around the page is so very satisfying to me!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

My title began with the days of the week wood words from Freckled Fawn and I have borrowed the words of Monday Monday, a song by The Mamas and The Papas. I know, can’t you just hear it in your head now? The rest of the title is made using the alphabet from Turn the Page. My journaling fit perfectly in between the lines here.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

At the top of the page I added just a tiny banner from the 2×2 paper pad. This establishes the boundary of the layout here, so your eye knows exactly where this layout ends. 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I am so glad you joined me today! This was a fun layout and a great way to practice creative self care during a really rough week. See you soon!

~Theresa

12×12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

Hi guys! Today I am sharing a layout I created using my Felicity Jane kit from July called Kate. This is a mixed media layout using all the good things: gesso, paint splatters, fibers, and all the pretty things from the kit.

Ah the Kate kit is simply exquisite! I had these cute selfies that I took a few weeks ago in the car (my husband was driving, everyone was safe!) and I decided to create a layout about how I don’t really wear make-up that often, even though I do love it.

Larkindesign 12x12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

I cut and layered the patterned papers underneath my photos. There was a great space to the right of the photos for my title, and of course I had to use the glitter alphabet along with the daily die cut!

Larkindesign 12x12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

My journaling is at the top of the page, underneath the tab I created using some of the sheer ribbon (not included in the kit), plus a word strip and a few hearts.

Larkindesign 12x12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

I love Kate and love the emphasis on her eyes, so of course she has a place on my layout as well! She is on the left hand side along with some stamping and puffy hearts. 

Larkindesign 12x12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

The doily, sheer ribbon, and pink fabric strips were the only things I used not included in the kit. The fabric is a strip I tore from a fat quarter and then sewed the pleats into. The ribbon and doily are probably from Michael’s or AC Moore.

Larkindesign 12x12 Layout Using Felicity Jane Kate | Not So Daily Routine

Thanks for joining me today! How are you using your Felicity Jane kits? I would love to see! 

~Theresa

Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!

Hi guys! I was inspired to use some of my Summer kit from Felicity Jane to create this layout about having dinner out on our back porch with my family. My panoramic photo was the jumping off point, and the Summer kit gave some great journaling prompts.

I have been inspired lately by this kit and the Lens story kits from Ali Edwards, and particularly this idea of documenting what we see as a journaling prompt and as a photography prompt. I love using the pano feature on my iPhone to capture the space around me, especially when our whole family is together like this!

Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!

The Felicity Jane Summer kit was perfect for bringing this layout to life. Lots of pretty colors and the alphabet made a great title, and I always love the florals! I began the layout by painting these floral elements onto my white card stock. Stencil is by Deco Art.

Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!

When I created my title I didn’t want the alphabet to get lost against the white background, so I used this frame and backed it with a tiny bit of the pink solid card stock, and then tucked a few embellishments around it. 

Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!

Above the photo are a few simple paper strips and embellishments. I repeated the strongest pattern, the black and white stripe, both above the photo and at the bottom of the layout to tie the layout all together.

Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!Larkindesign Traditional Layout | What I See ft. Felicity Jane Summer!!!!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you will take a few moments this week to take in what is happening around you and capture it!

~Theresa

My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12×12 Layout BE

Hi guys!!!! I am so very excited to share my first layout created using a Felicity Jane kit, Willow! And I am in love! This is another layout in my series called Things I Need to Hear, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Have a look at the completed layout!

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

I began with this gorgeous black and white patterned paper as my base, and layered on several coats of gesso to help the embellishments stand out. 

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

I used the delightful triangle stencil that was included in the kit to add a pop of color and also to give my embellishment clusters a home base. There are three clusters which now form the visual triangle around my photo.

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

The floral die cuts in the kit were so much fun to layer around Willow! My photo is layered on top of patterned papers, and the floral die cuts are layered in between. I also stamped some random flowers around each cluster. There is so much to look at!

Larkindesign My Very First Felicity Jane Kit Willow | A 12x12 Layout BE

My title came about because of this stamped sentiment – my purpose in creating these layouts is to bolster my own self-esteem by reminding myself of things that I need to hear but often don’t get to hear. I hope we will all be our own kind of beautiful today! We all embody beautiful in our own unique ways, and that is awesome!

~Theresa