We spent the weekend celebrating Mike's forty-ish birthday (because after the big 4-0, there's really no point in keeping track anymore, right?!?) The weekend included Mexican food and margaritas that were definitely not Whole30-approved (but delicious nonetheless), a trip downtown for some wine tasting (after dodging hordes of dressed-in-green-and-drunk-20-somethings - were we ever that young?!?) and, of course, the annual post-birthday shopping trip so he could exchange the gifts I got him for what he really wanted (He can be picky. I can be petulant. We both make concessions for the greater good.)
Amongst all the cuisine, adult beverages and birthday serenades, it was really a weekend about being together. And since this layout is about that very topic, I thought it appropriate to share it here today!
S U P P L I E S :
Using one of the my favorite photo matte treatments, I layered several muted papers cut into squares behind my 5x7 photo. To help them feel softer and bit worn, I distressed the edges and added machine stitching around each one before adhering them.
Once the photo was adhered, I clustered some vellum shapes and smaller embellishments in opposite corners of the the photo. I kept the color palette muted like the papers, choosing soft pinks, golds, and white but varying the textures with wood, metal and paper.
The striped background paper from Crate was a perfect place to type my journaling, which I did in a sort of stream-of-consciousness style, staggering the lines to look like poetry. At the bottom, I positioned my title, which is cut from vellum. A single layer of vellum wasn't quite opaque enough, so I cut the word "time" twice and layered it together, stapling it to my background. A small cluster of gold, pink, and wood beneath helps finish off a visual triangle of embellishment clusters.
And speaking of time together, today I'm hoping to get some QT with my scrap table and paper...here's hoping the creative mojo flows as freely as the coffee around here! Have a terrific Tuesday, my friends!