6 Things at 6 Months

September 16, 2015

in Miscellaneous

It’s been awhile since I posted here. Working has definitely put a crimp in my free time.

I have been busy with a number of artful things. And I thought I’d share a layout I completed lately.

6 things layout

6 Things at 6 Months was super fun to do, since I used some Tim Holtz Distress products and you all know how much I enjoy all things distress.

I started by selecting 6 photos of Eva at 6 months. Then I colored 6 tags to match those photos using these Distress paints:

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It was the usual technique – squeeze some paint on the craft sheet, mist with a little water, then drag the tag through. Dry and add some Distress ink with an applicator. In this case I used the same color of ink as I had used paint except for the spun sugar and the fired brick; I used a little antique linen distress stain on those to give it a bit of brown goodness. And while you have the inks out, go ahead and color some linen ribbon to match so you will be all ready when you go to add the tags to your background.

Next step was to work on the background papers. Using 12×12 white, I grabbed Distress markers in the same 6 colors as the tags and wrote “6 months” in large script, repeating as I went across the 2 pages and just writing until I got to the bottom. In other words, I filled up the pages. Then I misted them with water so the ink would “react.” So cool. Love this look:

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Here’s how it looked with the tags on the background before I added photos:

IMG_4441Finally I added photos and typed up some journaling for each photo. Love all these stories about Eva at 6 months. Most of the writing came from the monthly post that Allison had written.

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Putting this together at 14 months, it truly is wonderful to think about some of those details. And I know I would have forgotten a lot of them if  they had not been recorded at the time. And consider that multiplied by years. How much would I remember by the time Eva is 14 years old?

 

So enjoy the artistic process AND tell your stories!

 

Marjorie

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