The idea for this layout began with a quote I happened upon: "Every artist was first an amateur" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. My daughter has recently been watercoloring with purpose (ie making pictures instead of sloshing muddied colors onto paper).
So, I thought I'd build a layout around a favorite masterpiece of hers. Well, as you can see, ideas evolve and the process of painting that picture became the focus of the layout. I am sure the artwork pic will make its way onto a layout of its own for the facing page in the scrapbook soon.
So, I felt it was only fitting that my background for the layout be watercolored. So, I dug out this Rusty Pickle Pop Star paper and the Crayola waterpaints, and my daughter and I sat down for a joint watercoloring session (in which she created a gorgeous multicolored "sunflower" of her own, but that's a pic for another post...).
I wanted the quote to mimic the lettering already on the paper so I freehanded it as best I could and then included a couple swirls, too.
I blinged this layout up with some Stickles. I also included a Heidi Swapp bling flower and blinged up the Making Memories mini bulldog clip.
Finally, the fancy frame was cut using my Quickutz Silhouette machine on white paper. I brayered it with some Ranger Distressed Ink, doodled a border like the one on the paper, and then blinged that up, too, with more Stickles.
For more details and pics, please see my blog at http://notbusyenuf.blogspot.com/