Welcome to another Mixed Media with Karen. As soon as I saw this paper, I knew I wanted to use it in my page this month. The first thing I did was to cut out the Polaroid frames.
Since I knew I was going to use a part of my page to collect all my daily gratitudes from the week, I covered the page with graph paper from the new My Girl line. I then used an edge punch with the rainbow paper from the same line and covered a third of my page with it.
Then I added my three Polaroid frames. I like to make my objects come off the edge of the page cause it gives it a feeling of continuation and it's not so "perfect."
I then added some embellishments using the days of the week and washi tape. I just had fun with it didn't over-think it.
Next, I added my title and two photos. One of me and my sister from when we were kids. And one of my two boys. My title says: Family is where you are loved just the way you are.
Next came stitching. I stitched right through all my alphas and the tiny word stickers on the edge of the Polaroid frames. I love love love adding stitching to my pages, it adds texture and makes me happy.
Once all of the elements were down, arranged, glued, and stitched, it was time to add paint. I picked my two favorite colors from the paper with the stars: orange and pink. And I just had fun with it. My last step was to add black paint to the edges of my page. It makes everything else on the page pop that much more.
and here's my final page, ready for the daily gratitude journaling.
Thanks for letting me share my page and process. I hope you liked it and if you use the awesome My Mind's Eye products on your mixed media pages, I'd love to see them so link me up in the comments!
Supplies: Collectable:'Love this" Adore patterned paper,'Journey' journal patterned paper,'Memo' label stickers,tiny word stickers;My Girl:Fancy Free patterned paper,Rainbow patterned paper;Decorative Tape Sets: red and turquoise, red and black