I created this layout by doing something different than just inking the edges of my paper. I ran the brush tip of a Kuretake Zig FabriColor Marker around the edges of all of the paper elements on my page. Then I doodled around the edges with a Wink of Stella marker, also by Kuretake Zig, to add a bit of shimmer and definition. The grey of the FabriColor marker looks like a shadow when paired with the Wink of Stella marker.
The Wink of Stella markers are my new fave–they write so well but they have a touch of sparkle in them – plus they journal beautifully! I also added doodles around the edges of my page, also tracing the outline of punched stars with the Wink of Stella marker. I wanted the page to be pink but have a bit of a masculine edge since it was about my son, so the markers I used were grey and black. I used crepe paper and patterned paper to add touches of blue and brown to the page.
Paper, Stickers – Crate Paper
Paper (pink), Twill Border – Pink Paislee
Stamp – Stampin' Up!
Wink of Stella Pen – Kuretake Zig
FabriColor Pen – Zig Kuretake
Ribbon – May Arts
Twine – The Twinery
Crepe Paper, Buttons – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Metallic Paper – American Crafts
ColorBox Pigment Ink Antique Pewter – Clearsnap
Don't forget about your markers when you work on your next layout–they can be use for more than just journaling!
5 thoughts on “M made Valentines”
What a cutie pie kiddo! He looks so proud! Great layout and I love the doodling you’ve incorporated. How fun!!
Great layout! Your son is getting so big..and handsome!
So cute!! I can’t wait til my kiddos are old enough to craft with me.
super cute. i love when the children want to craft. going to have to look into those pens.
How old is adorable Matthew? His smile is amazing and he looks so proud!! I have a 4 year old son and he helps me with my crafts all the time and he loves to make cards for his friends too!! Love the layout!! I really love the marker around the edges – it looks refreshing!!!