Hello Sunshine

Hey everybody! Resident crazy dog mom Carolee here, coming to the blog today with a TN layout featuring, what else, one of my corgis, Ruby!


I love the watercolor papers Andrea creates for the kits so I decided to use it in this one for the background. I took a bit of white acrylic paint and created a little mat for the photo to sit on. Sometimes, when you have a bright colorful background, you want that white to buffer but I felt like white cardstock or a border was too harsh. The white paint created a wash effect similar to the watercolors so it worked really well. 


I knew I didn't want to over-embellish the page, especially in the traveler's notebook, so I chose a phrase from the ephemera pack and a couple of the phrase stickers. This added a bit of interest to the page without adding bulk which is important in notebooks!


After that, I wanted something to balance out the big color on the other side so I cut the heart out from one of the journaling cards on the cut apart sheet and added that on the right side. I liked it sort of offset so I set it with a bit of an overhang, cutting off the excess. After that, it was just a bit of journaling and it was done!


I hope you enjoyed checking out my layout today and that it gave you a bit of inspiration. I had a lot of fun with this kit and I love putting little everyday moments like this into my notebooks to enjoy and look back on. Have a great day!