Friday, August 25, 2017

End of Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hops with Heart End of Summer Blog Hop! You might be arriving here from KELLY'S BLOG. You'll find a list of all the hoppers at the bottom of this post.
For this month's hop I thought I'd finally get around to sharing my winning layout from this Summer's Convention Layout Contest. It's honestly one of my favorite things that I've ever made. I love how the Layout Contest themes make me scrapbook something that I might not otherwise have thought to put down on paper.
This year's theme was to tell an important story. I was STUMPED for the longest time. What story is most important. What's relevant? How in the world do you get started? Then one night, I kid you not, I literally dreamed this layout into existence. I woke up and it just came together like no prob, Rob...I am not a quick scrapbooker and this one just flowed out lickety split.   
I used a watercolor over rocks technique for the background, the watercolored letters, and the flowers. You pile small pebbles or glass stones onto watercolor paper and mist them well with a spray bottle. Then you drop watercolor onto the rock piles and let it seep down onto the paper. I let it dry overnight because I was afraid to disturb the watercolor. It's super fun to do, and the resulting background/painting is so lovely and bright.
Next up on the hop is JAYMA'S BLOG. I can't wait to see what all these amazing artists have made! Happy hopping!

End of Summer Hop:

6 comments:

Jayma Malme said...

Wendy, this is amazing! I adore the background - I need to try that watercolor/pebble technique. It's just lovely. I can see why you WON - this is simply fantastic. Congrats!

Stephanie Davis said...

Wow, Wendy!!! What a stunning layout! I have to try out your watercoloring technique! You totally deserved to win!!! CTMH should have you teaching at convention every year! Congratulations!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Oh my word this is utterly stunning! I love how the flowers fade into the colors in the background. Amazing job with the journaling and title fonts--love!!! SO MUCH congrats on your well-deserved win!!!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the different fonts!

Becca Whitham said...

So, so fabulous. I mean, really, what else is there to say???

Kelly Janes said...

I love this, Wendy! The watercolor and all the pops of black! It gives the layout such a fun graphic look! I can totally see why your layout won...it's absolutely gorgeous!

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