For the June Sketch Challenge I decided to break the mold and do an all out "magical" layout. I pulled out all of the tricks in my book here and I really love the end result. I need to get out of my comfort zone more often because pages like this really make my heart happy!
I am providing a link to the sketch here for you to play along!
For my layout I turned the sketch 90 degrees because the photo I chose was not vertical. Once I make a move like this I tend to muddy the whole sketch and do my own thing but I stuck to the basics pretty well!
I used a 12x12 piece of Cricut acetate from their "Pastels and Patterns" pack that had some light blue circle images imprinted on it. I whipped out my sewing machine and alternated between a standard stitch and zig zag stitch to adhere the acetate to the base pattern paper. Before I closed it up I added in some shaker items: sequins large chunky glitter and micro beads. I originally wanted to pop up the hexagons but the dimension the shaker base provided allowed me to just adhere everything pretty flat and keep my eyes happy. I used the We are Memory Keepers "anywhere" hexagon punch to punch the hexagons out of The Paper Studio Glitter paper pad. After lining everything up I decided to break the rules and add circles in with the hexagons, I used random circle punches and blue tinted mylar paper found at Michaels in the specialty 12x12 single paper selections.
Other than the entire page being a shaker page, the real magic of this page is using my new LifePrint photo printer to add a still photo to my layout but when using the app allows the photo to play a video. I LOVE THIS PRINTER! I typically add video to my layouts using QR codes, and I love the option of having videos saved and documented with the stories... but this is a whole new ball game! If you are interested I used the BIG 3.5x4 photo photo printer (here is a link if you want more info). I also have the 2x3 one (here is that link) and I can see myself using these two printers A LOT!
Here is a close up view of the mylar bubbles overlapping the layered papers. You can also see the stitching and the shaker contents behind the photos here.
I added a scrap of acetate behind the Thickers title "Bubbles" because I loved the different opacities and how well they seemed to be working together on this page!
I used up the last bit of scraps to create cohesive to the matting of the main photo banners and layered them behind the 2x3 base photos and used a standard date stamp to add the date.
Thank you for looking! B