Hi, everyone. It's Heather and for this month's Pattern Play I thought it'd be fun to get a little artsy. I snapped this photo of my hubby enjoying some wine in a little bistro on our recent trip to Paris. It's one of those random shots that I just love and brings me back to that moment in the little cafe that we frequented a lot during our stay in the neighborhood.
I knew I wanted to paint and I knew I wanted to include a quote so the first thing I did was cut a super sized quote out of white cardstock. I chose to exclude the words "choose you" from cutting it out of the cardstock. I cut those separately from cardstock that I had painted on with water colors. I made the watercolors by diluting some mists with water.
I colored redish/pink on one sheet of white cardstock and bronze on another piece of white cardstock.
I ended up not using the pink cuts and cut a couple of words out of the pink flower paper.
I backed the white cardstock with the words cut out with a colorful floral pattern.
Next, I painted around the edges and around the cut-out words.
I added the photo with minimal embellishments in the corner to complete the layout.
This was a bit of an experiment for me but it was a ton of fun and I'll definitely do it again. This only thing I think I did wrong was adding the watercolor under the last sentence. I'm not really loving how it looks. Maybe I should extend it up or down or something.
Supplies: January 2015 Main kit, Main add-on, Main add-on 2, Life Pages kit