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Some People / Leslie Berner July 19, 2018 07:00

Hello! It's Leslie on the blog today!
I hope you are all doing well and that you are scrapping those beautiful photos!
I was busy scrapping a photo of me and my hubby today.
I had this idea, and in a perfect universe the layout would look perfect and the mixed media would be perfect, and it would be perfect! But we do not live in a perfect world, and my perfect mental layout did not turn into my perfect physical layout. Okay I'm done saying perfect! 
I used the Some People cut file.
 
I cut the file out of Bazzill Marshmallow paper as I knew I wanted to do a lot of mixed media. I got a set of Distress Oxides and I couldn't wait to use them. 
I tried to create a rainbow effect with the Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides, which I only applied to the to the right hand side of the cut file.  
 
I needed the cut file to pop off the page more, so I out lined the letters with a fine tipped black pen. I then decided to add some Distress Oxide to the background. I basically just placed the ink pad face down on the paper and swiped it across. It created this really cool textured effect. I added some tiny water splatters on the background and watched as the magic of the Oxide started doing it's thing!
I adhered the cut file to the center of the page and decided to place my photo to the right of the cut file, as my husband and I are facing the camera but turned slightly towards the left, that way we were angled towards the center of the page.
I had no idea what I wanted to do next. I even felt that I wanted to give up on this layout, I didn't have a scrapbook collection in mind that I wanted to use, so I was seriously lacking in the inspiration department. 
Usually when I feel like I'm in a rut, I doodle around the outside of the page, and that gave me the idea to take my ink brush tipped pen and doodle some flowers around the page. The black of the ink added just the right amount of contrast to the colorful and bright rainbow! I also added some Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine.
Here are some close ups...
  
I hope this inspires you to not give up on your layouts. Remember, trust your creativity, and dive into it.
Here is the Process Video to this layout!
  
See you soon!!