Hello Happy #4

Well today is a special post. I am publishing my VERY FIRST YouTube Process Video to accompany this layout!

Amy Tan-Finders Keepers & Better Together-Heidi Swapp-Minc

 I started by adding Shimmerz Lemon Drop Dazzlerz to the White Daisy Cardstock background that I prepped with clear gesso. Once the Dazzlerz was dry I added the polka dot acetate sheet from Amy Tan’s Finders Keepers line. I grabbed a few pieces from the cut apart sheet of Amy Tan’s Better Together line and arranged a vertical design straight down the center of the page. The photos I chose for this layout are of my son at his 4th birthday party and I loved the bright bold colors of the Amy Tan lines.

Amy Tan-Finders Keepers & Better Together-Heidi Swapp-Minc

After my photos were adhered to the layout I started looking for embellishments. To make the explaining process simple I’ll start from the top of the layout…On the “Hello” speech bubble paper-I added a Heidi Swapp ephemera “happy” sticker that I silver foiled using my Minc. I love how the hello & happy fonts go together so well! The “#” & “4” are wood veneer pieces from Studio Calico that I painted a dark blue color using Shimmerz Aqua Huez in Blue Moon. I then added the balloons (which I believe are from an Amy Tan collection) and a yellow acrylic star (from Freckled Fawn??).

Amy Tan-Finders Keepers & Better Together-Heidi Swapp-Minc

Now let’s move onto the “Today was a good day” paper…I added the lines to the paper using the CTMH Documenting Moments Stamp Set & CTMH Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink™. Next I added the Studio Calico wood veneer “Happy” which is painted using the same Lemon Drop Dazzlerz. The “Hooray” is from a Dear Lizzy die that I cut using toner paper and then silver foiled in my Minc. Once I had the papers and photos arranged I added messy stitching along the center of the photos and through the “Hooray”. The stitching adds texture but also is a great way to adhere the acetate sheet to the white cardstock since any adhesive would show through.

Amy Tan-Finders Keepers & Better Together-Heidi Swapp-Minc

The bottom right hand corner has a couple Heidi Swapp Minc chipboard ephemera pieces and I also added a strip of Amy Tan washi to ground my photos at the bottom of the page. I finished off the layout by adding Amy Tan heart enamel dots and a few sequins scattered about. I added my journaling, date stamp and the layout was finished!

Now you can take a look at how this all came together!

Thanks for stopping by!

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