Hey crafty friends! This month I’m participating in the Blog Hops with Heart-Sparkling New Year Blog Hop. You may have come from Shelly’s Blog, but you can make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. For my layout today I took the theme very literal. Lots of glitter, shiny gold accents, and a New Years theme!
I used a blue pattern paper from the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection as my background, and I added a layer of white gesso to prep the page for my mixed media. I used the packaging technique with two Shimmerz Mists, Jeni B Bleu Vibez and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, to add a little interest to the background.
To add a little “sparkle” to my layout I used the FREE May Mash-Up Cut File from The Cut Shoppe on a sheet of gold glitter cardstock. I then grabbed my 2 photos and used multiple ephemera pieces from the Moonstruck Collection as layering pieces behind the photos. These photos were taken this year on New Year’s Eve. They are very similar, but Aidan always asks if we can take a ‘silly’ photo after I’ve taken the first official smiling photo. I love his funny personality and the photo just captures who he is at this age.
I used gold mirrored acrylic stickers for my title from the My Mind’s Eye-Yes Please Collection. For added detail and final touches I added gold splatters using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and a few gold acrylic circles from the same MME sticker sheet.
I also recorded a YouTube video that shows the process of how this layout came together.
I was the last stop on the hop this month, but you can start over or view the entire list of participants by heading to Amie’s Blog. Thank you so much for joining us on the blog hop this month and I hope you’ve found a lot of inspiration along the way!