Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Wish

Sometimes I follow the page map down to the last detail and sometimes it is just a starting point to inspire me. This layout ended somewhere in the middle. When I first looked at the page map it reminded me of a window and the lyrics to the Rascal Flatts song "My Wish" came to mind. Specifically the line "...and if one door opens to another door closed I hope you keep on walkin' til you find a window." I love this song and have been wanting to make a layout using the lyrics as my journaling.

I took this photo about a year and a half ago while I was taking Karen Russell's photography class. It is a photo of our street taken from our front yard. I know one day it will bring back memories of our new house and how different everything looked when the trees were so much smaller.

The journaling was a bit tricky. Usually when I have a lot to say I make a pocket for the journaling and tuck the pages of words away. For this particular layout I wanted the journaling to be the focus. I think that is why I hadn't ever been able to pull this layout together before. Printing it on cardstock would have taken up too much space on the layout so I decided my best option was to print the journaling on transparency paper. I was afraid the words would be hard to read on a transparency and I was right. So I decided to paint just behind the words to make them pop. I was thrilled when it worked.

I used a putty color acrylic paint on most of the lyrics then I sprayed some Patina Glimmer Mist in the paint to get the blue color. I added flecks of blue here and there and loved the results!

I used an exacto knife to cut the window out of chipboard. Then I painted it with Tattered Rose Distress crackle paint. I added some floral ribbon to the corner and made a flower out of another ribbon and a brad. I added this cute little butterfly that I had in my stash to finish the layout.


Kathy Bryant said...

Great page! Love the technique!

Robin Shakoor said...

Megan, the technique is beautiful! I love working with transparencies and this is as beautiful as I've seen. Beautiful!