I really enjoy watching videos and reading blog posts that feature start-to-finish projects. Other than Shimelle, (of course!), one of my new favorite creative-process bloggers is Ashli Oliver (www.purplemailbox.com). Her start-to-finish posts never fail to inspire me and teach me something new. I love her artsy style! Check her out!
Anyway, I love that there are bloggers who are not afraid to put their selves out there and share their creativity. I want to be like that. So, I hope you enjoy viewing the creative process of my "a ray of sunshine" layout.
Caran D' Ache Neocolor II Watersoluble Pastels, are the bomb! I just added some color to the top portion of the pastel container (scribbled on it!) and mixed in some water. I get the brush saturated with the watercolor and splatter it at a diagonal across the page. Note: The water will cause your cardstock to buckle a bit. That doesn't bother me too much, because I know once it goes into it's final resting place (album) it will flatten out somewhat. If this really bothers you, you could use watercolor paper as a base. It is just a little more expensive.
I have had these AC Dear Lizzy rub-ons for several months and decided to either use them or loose them! I just started randomly adding the rub-ons to the edges of the paper.
Quinoa Tabbouleh, I made for supper yesterday. It is DELICIOUS and very nutritious!