“Such Love” ~ 12×12 Mixed Media Layout

These photos are of my Dad and my youngest daughter, Sophia.  They were snuggling on the couch together when she discovered his magnificent beard and became fascinated with it.  At first, she tugged and poked at it, exploring how it felt.  After awhile, she lay back and gently petted the beard.  My Dad enjoyed her attention and talked to her, telling her that he understood she needed to check it out.

I wanted to really showcase these photos, so I decided to tackle a project I’d been putting off, using the watercolor resist paper I’d received in my Secret Not Secret Kit Club from 1canoe2.  This gorgeous design has areas that are meant to be painted and others that have a special coating that resist paint and water.

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I knew that I wouldn’t likely use the entire page on a layout, because I hated to cover up so much of the design and felt like it would be very busy and take away from my photos.  So, I decided to watercolor the flower with colors that coordinated with the rest of the papers in my kit and fussy cut it out.  I ended up using it on two separate layouts, so that the design element didn’t outshine my photos.  For me, the photos are the most important part of scrapbooking!

The results are just amazing.  I tucked a handful of the smaller floral stems around this photo and with minimal embellishment and some splattering with Heidi Swapp colorshine, this layout was done!


I did add one of the Mixed Media Layered butterflies that I made in a tutorial, just for a touch of pink that tied in her sweet blanket with the rest of the layout.

Overall, I absolutely adore this layout and am very happy with how beautifully it complements my photos.  Since my Dad passed, scrapping photos of him have taken on new meaning and greater importance to me.  Absolutely adore these pictures and treasure the memories they invoke.

Below is the process video for this layout:

Here is a peak at the second layout I made with this gorgeous watercolor resist paper:


I’d love for you to join me on Instagram and my Youtube Channel, where I post process videos, DIY embellishment tutorials, and so much more crafty goodness!

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