Hello! I just finished up my May calendar layout, with a few days to spare! I was inspired by this awesome sketch from Stick it Down:
I didn't have any current collections that had the colors I was looking for, so I ended up pulling some OLD random sheets of paper from my stash. One of the papers that I found was from a small kit by Close to My Heart. I ended up using a lot of embellishments from that kit too.
I started by cutting and attaching my patterned paper. Then I added the ink splatters. After adding the photos and journaling, I played with embellishments. The Close to My Heart kit has some pretty white resist chipboard pieces. I used the circles from the set for this layout. I colored them to match my papers with ink and then ran my Iced Chai Gelato around the edge and smudged the color a bit to give them a bit more definition and sparkle.
Cardstock- Close to My Heart, Bazzill
Patterned Paper- Close to My Heart, Pink Paislee, Chatterbox
Stickers, chipboard, buttons, tag, brad- Close to My Heart
Ink- Tattered Angels, Tsukineko, Ranger, Clearsnap
Gelato- Faber Castell
Stamps- American Crafts, Stampin Up
Foam letters- Pink Paislee