In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams

In My Pocket Kids Volume 02

Chasing Dreams

In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams

Hey everyone and welcome again! In today’s process video we are going to work with modeling paste again, and this time we are going to use the resulting pattern as a home base for our stamping. Follow along with me!

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My inspiration for this layout came literally from organizing some supplies! I had a plastic envelope filled with all sorts of goodies I had ordered from Pretty Little Studio. I was loving on the Shine Bright collection and split out all the die cuts by color. From that I then had the idea to create a page using the yellow and navy die cuts.

I started the page with this gorgeous background paper that had a very mixed media feel to it. These types of papers are fantastic for “faking a mixed media background” but I know some feel a bit overwhelmed about how to go about layering on top. My best recommendation is to remember that layers show up best when we use contrast – so if a background is colorful, layer white on top, and then colors on top of that. If a background is white, layer colors on top, and then white on top of that again. 

For this page, I added white modeling paste on top of the background, using an old arrow stencil I had in my stash. I created direction on the page by making the arrows move from side to side, left to right. The background still shows through beautifully, but now we have a bit of separation between the background and the upcoming elements.

In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams
In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams

Once the modeling paste was dry, the resulting arrows create the perfect home base for stamping. I highly recommend this simple stamping technique as a way to use stamps on any layout! I just use black Archival ink and word stamps, stamping the words around the page anywhere I want to add a little pop of black. 

For this layout I have used a few of my Citrus Twist stamps that had word art within a rectangle. They fit perfect inside the arrows! I love this kind of scrappy serendipity, don’t you?

Surprise, surprise, the photo ended up in the lower right hand corner again! My thoughts on that are that once these layouts are in the albums, they will be spread out and really, when you have a way of doing things that works for you, do it over and over again. It’s also ok to focus on the creative aspects of the layout you are creating, which in this case is the background work. 

This time I used up a bunch of labels from the Shining Bright collection, which have been stacked along the right hand side. This is perfect for journaling. Our story on this page is about going to the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston Salem last year. Natalie wasn’t feeling well and stayed home, so it was these three plus myself and Alan. You can see that Addison’s sweatshirt was the inspiration for all the yellow on the page!

In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams
In My Pocket Kids Volume 02 | Module 02 Chasing Dreams

My title for this page is taken from a die cut in the collection, Chasing Dreams. This is such an easy way to name your layouts, even if it feels like cheating. Ha! Notice once again how the elements on the page – the photo, title, and embellishments – all flow from left to right. Everything follows the horizontal line set by the modeling paste/stencil on the background.

We have one more layout in our Mixed Media Mayhem, and for this one we are going to use some watercolor and a bit of sparkle. Let’s go!