One of my ideas for this year was to create a mantra to live by. Since I had already picked up a word for the year, Believe, I went ahead and laid it out on a scrapbook page.
I used papers from the Pink Paislee Memorandum collection to back up and layer the picture, then I went a cut up the label paper (from the collection), and wrote my mantra in each piece. I cut out the word believe (on the bottom of 12x12 cardstock) out of white cardboard, and kept both parts of the sheet. Using the plastic wrapping technique and color shine, i created a water color background for the picture
|Each color of the background was chosen to match the color of the labels' edges.|
I went ahead and cut bottom 4 inches of the cardboard (where the word was cut up), and attached it to the background; i backed the cut with gold paper, and added the cut with foam dots to give it some lift, and to more texture i ripped the bottom edge of the 4 inch strip.
|The title for the page was cut after the background was created on the same sheet.|
This gives the top of the page a border that ties the design together..