Thursday, December 11, 2014

Using one manufacturer with a couple exceptions

A few years ago I was on an Authentique kick.
Actually it was the only new product at the remaining LSS.
And then I got over Authentique.
However, I have lots of papers and stickers that need to be used
or given away.
I decided to use them.
 I follow a couple of people on videos and one of the tricks
to add dimension and use stash is to back
papers - and I used that "trick" here.
And it did add a cool layer and it does add a pretty dimension.
I also cut out a piece from the backing to use on the front as a mat
which adds another layer and is kind of economical.
 I also broke out the sticker page and started layering them in.
This line is "renew" and its about growing plants, rainy weather and kidlets, leaning toward 
the girly side. So I tucked and whacked the pieces that
were girly, rainy and plants where they couldn't be seen but did add
color and dimension. 
 I felt it needed something - so I broke out the watercolors mostly
because I didn't have mists in the colors I needed.
Watercolors are a good value that way and provide basically
the same artsy feel as mists.
Because I smoshed them around with the brush and also splattered
the colors about the same manner you would use mists.
 And wa-la, lots of layers and clusters going on.
The other non Authentique elements are - you guessed it.
Homemade enamel dots, washi and twine.
Love how it turned out with me and my boy.
That was sooooo long ago - 
it goes by so fast.
He's 23 now.


  1. very pretty layout Lynn. Now I need to use up my older paper lines too.

  2. Gorgeous layout. I tend to use same manufacturer stuff too-it's quicker and easier than looking through thousands of papers.

  3. this is beautiful~sorry I missed it! merry Christmas Lynn!!!

  4. Just catching up today, Lynn! Sweet pic of you and your son! :-)


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