Hello there!! Are you an ice cream person?! Oh, I so am!! I love it in cones and in cups, with bananas and toppings or without! I love it in scoops, or in piles, or blended into a shake! I love all of the wonderful, sweet imaginative flavors and colors and let's be honest straight outta the carton is totally cool with me too! Ah, ice cream...you are my guilty pleasure!
Speaking of enjoying ice cream! I have a scrapbook page to share with you today of one of our sweet grands enjoying some of the tasty stuff! This kid is so sweet and fun! Take a look:
There are tons of things going on on this page! I usually prefer a less busy style, but I really had fun with this one! I have also decided to try new things out and maybe develop a new style, because why not?! I really want this to be a fun adventure!
I was feeling circles for this page and I think it turned out pretty well! I used circles on the background and the back background! (technical term!). I added circular enamel dots. I even tucked embossed and matted circles in behind the photos! I pulled the colors from the subject's shirt and shorts and used those throughout the whole layout.
I did a lot of matting and layering. I alternated the color order when matting, but kept the color scheme the same. I think that helps to create a feeling of 'orderly chaos' on a busy page and that kind of speaks to the type A side of my personality. *big grin!*
I made these fun ice cream cones by stamping them and then cutting them out with coordinating dies. They added a fun little touch to the page. I filled in some of the white space with a sprinkles stamp in coordinating colors.
I grabbed these colors in plain card stock...
...and these in pattered paper to coordinate.
So, fun idea! This is actually the negative of a die cut sheet that I received in a kit. I punched out all of the circles (they were plain white) and tucked them away for another project. I just couldn't bare to part with this leftover bit though. So, I punched my own circles from the paper you see above and added those into the circle holes! That then became the background for my largest picture.
To get the circle pattern that you see on the very last background piece I broke out some recycled bubble wrap and pulled out some matching paint.
Yep, you can guess what's coming, right?!
I added water to each puddle of paint and then one color at a time I painted my bubble wrap!
This was not only fun, but kind of satisfying in a let's get messy kind of way! It was a contained kind of messy though! (See up above about my type A personalty!) *giggles*
Next I just pressed it gently on to my background page.
Then the blue.....paint, smoosh and squoosh! This is a really fun, very easy technique. You could do it as a border or a frame or do it in shapes! You should give it a try and then share your bubble wrap pictures with me!!
One more gander at my finished page:
Ah, that sweet, sticky face! This is the good stuff, people!!
I wish that I had a full day to scrap away today, but alas I must adult. Maybe some ice cream first. though?! I do hope to find a little bit of time to work on a page later. You should do the same!! Grab a favorite photo and some bubble wrap and make a contained mess!
Happy Saturday! Please stop by again! Next time I'll put out some cookies.