Saturday, June 16, 2012

Q Is For Queen

The colors this week at CSI were so fun and pretty!  And to add icing to my cake, the Stampin' Up fairy left a delivery on my doorstep this morning, including some of the new watercolor crayons!  I decided to use the crayons to make a blended, colorful background for my layout.  I just colored, layering colors on top of one another, and then used a wet paint brush to blend it all in.

After I had a good base I stamped some texture on the green section and used a pen to draw grass blades.  For the pink section I stamped yellow dots using paint on my stamp.  For the sky I used white paint for the 3 main clouds, yellow paint for the sun, and used white stamp ink, lightly, for the background, texture clouds.After all my paint was dry, I used a pink marker to draw over the yellow dots to resemble flowers.

I layered the book page, cute embellishment from the CSI Coordinates, journaling, and a stamped stamp over the photo.  Of course, every queen needs a crown so I added one on top of the sombrero.  The Thickers letters were just the perfect ones for this title too!  Finally I finished off by adding some Stickles to gem up several elements and added a few gems.

The layout

The case file


  1. Love the red hat! What a beautiful background, very artsy :)

  2. This is amazing, Laura!! I love your background, all the yellow dots and your super fun photo- great work!!!

  3. Love your artsy background, Laura!! All of the techniques you used look really awesome!! And your title is perfect for your fun bday photo!! :)

  4. Totally made me laugh :) Fun page - great artsy feel.