The latest Merly Impressions challenge is to create a layout about 2013. I decided to do my layout about the best day of 2013. Well I had plenty of great days last year, but the best was the day was the day the family came together in Australia to celebrate my mother’s birthday. My mum is a real matriarch. As you can see from the photos we have a large extended family, and this photo is of all the family who managed to attend. It’s particularly special for me, because as all my family (apart from my hubby and kids) live on the other the side of the world, I don’t get to see them very much. And that’s why this day was my best of 2013. This layout uses Kaiserkrafts ‘Looking Glass’ diecut paper as the main background.
I used a craft knife cut to around the balloon image and the orange flower on the left hand side. That meant I could slide the corners of my photo under the images. This is a fun way to add ‘photo corners’.
I adhered the diecut paper to a piece of patterned paper. To make it look like the diecut paper has dimension, I traced around the edge with a watercolour pencil, then went over the drawn line with a damp paint brush to add a shadow.
Here are some close up details:
I stamped the diamond stamp using white acrylic paint. Stamping with paint, rather than with a stamp pad means you get a less than perfect image, which is the look I was going for here:
I hope I have inspired you to produce your own layout of your own 2013 moment.