The True Beginning of Summer

The True Beginning of Summer

Summer begins with watermelon. You knew that, right? ;)

This page, however, began with an accident, when I created a mixed media background for my YouTube channel but the camera stopped after 25 seconds. So, I re-filmed that part with this blue cardstock, which I happened to pick because I really didn’t like the color. LOL

If you want to see that process, click here.

 
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What I didn’t anticipate, however, is how much I would like this background with these bright colors layered on top. Somehow it keeps all the pink and patterns (Echo Park) from becoming too feminine, and adds a little bit of cloud-like feeling to the page. Fitting, since it is an outdoor photo.

 
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Lots of layering, a little Distress Oxide, and some fussy cutting really brought the whole thing together. In the end, I love it. Even with a background carstock (My Mind’s Eye) I chose because I didn’t like it. Things surprise me sometimes, but that is half the fun!

You can check out my YouTube Channel here. See you soon!

Not Messy Mixed Media- Leaves

Not Messy Mixed Media- Leaves

Mother's Day (Process Video!)

Mother's Day (Process Video!)