This is a Prima Paintables that I have had for a very long time. Long before we knew about Pro markers but it was they that finally turned this pretty black and white pattern into the above. I, like many of you love to colour in and Pro markers and other similar pens means we can indulge a childhood love with a grown up result.
I had a lovely time as you can see. The only thing I will say is that this paper is very porous and it was a bit difficult to blend as the alcohol of the markers dried very quickly indeed. But still I was happy with the result. I have done nothing with it until today. I recently did a spot of tidying that resulted in a whole heap of layouts waiting for something to be done to them so they could finally be finished and find homes in albums. I know you will relate to me here. UFOs UnFinished Objects (not my phrase but I heard it recently).
So I decided to finally do something with this - but what? I decided it would be a layout and here is what I did.
First I trimmed a little of the edges off the sheet so that I could frame the page with a dark grey. I also gutted the Grey 12 x 12 so I could use some of it to frame my photos (just call my thrifty!). I then inked my Prima page with Iced Spruce distress ink.
I happened to have a reel of ribbon on my desk that I thought might go with this layout and tried making photo corners with it. But something about it wasn't quite right so I left it out. I don't think it was delicate enough. Listen to your instincts as you work putting layouts together. If you are not sure you probably shouldn't!
I repeated the process for my large photo. This was a little trickier as there was a lot more image in this area as you can see so I worked out which bits would frame my photo rather than obliterate it and then cut around those bits.
It took a little bit of manoeuvring to get this photo into place as I had sticky tape and flowers and leaves to contend with but I got there.
Next up was a bit more fussy cutting to add more flowers and butterflies (from the copies I made earlier) and I layered up some of the flowers in the centre of the image. I think you can just about see it in the photograph. I also added some tiny jewels for a bit of sparkle.
As I put this together came up with a title for my layout and I also had already drafted my journalling. I used some tiny wooden letters, which I coloured to match my layout with Pro markers, for the title and I journaled down the side of the photo strip.
I have just been on the phone to my Mum and told her what I have been up to so..............
Hope you like it Mum!
Wasn't the Olympic Ceremony fab? I loved the Britishness of it. There were some great moments of wit and wonder - Love that James Bond escorted the Queen to the stadium and the the cycling doves wings were stunning.
Hope you are all having a fab weekend X