I'm entering this layout in the November Berry71Bleu challenge, where the theme is "Forget about moderation and go crazy." So, how did I go crazy? Several ways:
- I cut the big heart freehand, instead of using a template. I also used Distress Stain freehand to create the lattice pattern on the heart.
- I combined many techniques, including sanding, staining, and inking.
- While the paper was still damp from the ink and stain, I rubbed some white foam flowers over it. The flowers picked up some black and purple from the ink and stain, and some teal from the wet paper. I used these grunged-up flower stickers as embellishments.
- I used a smaller foam flower sticker as a stamp to add lots of "ghost flowers" to the layout. I achieved this "ghostly" look by coating the foam flower with Liquid Pearls paint in "white opal," wiping away excess paint, and then stamping repeatedly.
This was a fun layout to create, and I will definitely use these techniques, especially that of the "ghost flowers," again in the future...not just during "ghostly" times of the year. :)