Hey yall! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far! This week I have been sharing my DT layouts for the November 'Acceptance' kit from SFTIO with you. Today, I have my 4th DT layout to share. I had so much fun creating this page! I must of been in an ill mood without realizing it on the day that I scrapped this page. I went totally crazy with the distressing on this page. I just banged this one up! LOL. But I am pleased with the way it came out. I like to tear stuff up sometimes! :)
This layout is called 'My Confession.' This layout is about my marriage. Although it is hard to admit, I haven't always been the wife I set out to be 8 years ago. I know we change as we age, but there are things I have done that I am not proud of. I have not approached all situations to the best of my ability. I know I have driven my husband crazy at times, as he has me, but I still remember what kind of wife I wanted to be and I strive every single day to fulfill that goal. I want to be the perfect wife for my husband. He is such a good man and is so good to me. He is a wonderful provider and takes very good care of me. He also spoils me rotten and is just the most gentle man I've ever known. How on earth he puts up with me on my moody days, I have no idea! LOL. But I am always quick to apologize for raising my voice or starting a fuss. Creating this page just helped to remind me of what kind of spouse I want to be.
Everything you see on this page, with the exception of the purple cardstock, was pulled from the November SFTIO kit. I love this kit! The My Mind's Eye patterned papers in it are to die for!!! Love 'em! Of course, I could not of pulled this layout together without my favorite Helmar Adhesives! Now I know I always tell yall that, but I definitely mean it on this one! This page features so much dimension and embellishments...I needed adhesives I could trust to hold it together and I know I can count on my Helmar! I used the Quick Fix Adhesive Runner for the majority of the page. I used Helmar Zap Dots to pop up the cutowrk of the tree limb and birds. I used my favorite, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, to secure my Prima flowers, paper rolls, and buttons.
Also, I created my own patterned background for this page with the use of a mask and Shimmer spray ink (both included in the kit). I started with a tan colored solid cardstock. I then layed the mask and spritzed. I did this in a funky pattern. That is what I love about spray ink. You don't have to worry. It is very forgiving!
Here is my page:
Aren't those Prima flowers fabulous? I tell ya, the SFTIO kits are always tops when it comes to the embellishments they add! I am always amazed! I created these paper rolls using some paper scraps. I cannot take credit for this paper roll idea myself. I discovered these on a layout while surfing online. They looked so cool and easy to create. So I gave it a go on this page and am so glad I did! They not only put those scraps to good use, but they give a unique look to the page. I will have a tutorial going up on the SFTIO message board some time this month showing how I created these.
I also distressed my photo. I used a craft sanding block to grunge up the edges.
Just to show the dimension of my cutwork and distressing:
That is all for me today! I hope you have a great day! I'll be back tomorrow with my final DT Reveal for this month at SFTIO! See you then!