I have a new layout on the Paper Party blog and I wanted to share it here, too!
I've seen a lot of talk of anchors lately. Whether people like them or not...whether they ar overplayed or not.
Here's a confession. I don't care if they are overplayed. I don't care if doilies, butterflies,feathers, or anything else is over played. No one is going to know what the trends were when they look at my albums one day.
Hell, no one might want my albums and they might end up in a box in a musty basement (but with four girls, I'm hoping otherwise).
The point is...no one is going to look at my albums when I'm gone and say "oh, anchors were so overplayed in 2013." or "this page doesn't have anything to do with xxx and it has an xxx on it".
I'm a prep at heart. I love anchors. I love bows. I love stripes. :)
So I use them. B/c they make me happy.
On this page, they actually fit into the theme, too. Which is a plus.
I have long said that Jimmy is my anchor. I'm the social butterfly. I do more "flitting". I fret more.
He is my solid, steady, dependable, strong anchor.
And I thank God for that every day.
Hence this page:
Supplies: patterned paper:Dear Lizzy(stripe,red behind main photo, 4x6 chevron card), Glitz (You Anchor Me paper layer);doily:michaels (silver,i used the back side); anchor washi tape:Glitz ; anchor garland:Glitz;mint green color shine (i misted the back side of the chevron card):Heidi Swapp;all stickers and chipboard accents:Dear Lizzy;anchor tag:Dear Lizzy;mini doilies:Greatest View;enamel dots:MME;journaling tag:Chic Tags;heart chipboard frame:Crate Paper;doily envelope overlapping right side of main photo- Martha Stewart
A few things I did that I wanted to talk about...
I had these die cut cards from Dear Lizzy:
So I flipped it over and misted it with Mint Green Color Shine. Note...rub it in with your fingers to give it a textured look.
Another thing I did was make the washi more like "streamers". I wanted the ends to have a "flowing" look, similar to waves/water...so I only stuck the tape down in certain spots. Glitz tapes are easy to do this with as they are more papery.
I put a bit of baby powder on the spots I didn't want to stick and I reinforced the parts I did want to stick (with glue dots).
So there you have it. Another layout. Two in a week. What the what?
Oh- and guess what? My Tooth Fairy receipt was on Apartment Therapy. SQUEEE!
Okay. That's it. Y'all have a beautiful day!