Monday, May 20, 2013

Always Thinking...

My kid is a thinker.  If she doesn't have a furrowed brow wrinkle by the age of 16 it will be a miracle.  Since the day she was born she has always studied everything with a scrutiny I've never seen in a child her age.  She approaches every bit of new information with such seriousness - a pretty stark contrast to the rest of her personality, which is anything but serious.  But when she comes across something she is interested in, or gets lost in her own thoughts, the brow furrows, the lips tighten into a line, and I swear you can almost see the wheels and gears turning in her brain.  This photo sums up that piece of her perfectly.  

I was inspired by yet another awesome Sanna Lippert tutorial where she created her background with paint and a brayer.  I didn't have a brayer so I used a paint brush.  I added in some chevron masks with spray paint and pulled out my scraps of paper to use them up.  Not even the holes left over from the hole-punched vellum went to waste on this one. The embellies are from my May Citrus Twist kit, with the exception of the buttons, which are American Craft.  Thanks for looking and Happy Monday!  <meta name="p:domain_verify" content="8df407bc94197f5fdaca5730a29196a1"/>


  1. Beautiful!!!! You've done Sanna proud with this one!!! I don't have a braver, either & tried it with a credit card (old!!!) ...but I think the paint brush works really well....& I do so LOVE my Silly machine...the Cricut would have been really good to work with ATM......aaaah well.....

    1. Thanks Lizzy! I'm quite happy with this one! Maybe I should give it a try with a credit card...would have a cool effect I'm sure! PS. I think I'm sold on the is haunting me. I see it everywhere in every layout I look at. LOL I think I have to have it!

  2. What a great layout and thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  3. It's such a lovely layout !

  4. Brillian layout Shawna... love all the layers. Love the background paper... awesome paint job. Such a cutie pie too... not to hard to make beautiful pages with such a beautiful model.

  5. the background looks really great done with a paintbrush. I think that this technique could even be done with a small rolling pin..haven´t tried that out yet, but I think it could work out too.. and your layout is sooo gorgeous. that photo of your DD is fabulous and I really like how your layout turned out!! so nonored to see you use my tutorial ♡ !!! MWAH!!!