I really challenged myself to mix textures on this layout I created recently using some DCWV papers I had received in my Epiphany Crafts DT shipment. Alot of my photos are very colorful and I receivd two Stacks of DCWV paper that was very subdued but textural. I used alot of odds and ends on this page and I am so happy with how it turned out–the tags from my CHA designer display in January and the Epiphany Crafts Vintage Settings lend a little pop of color to balance out the richness of the photos.

And, a note about those photos: I took them with my phone and the resolution was not good enough to print these 5×7 so I made them wallet sized!

All the other elements on the layout came from my “brown” drawer–I love scrapping by color. The elephant has nothing to do with anything except that I was really lucky getting into Aida's class. Hence the “tickets”. All of the grungy, natural elements really tie into the earthy feel of Ventura and the handmade theme of the Craftcation event where I took these photos.

Hope this inspired you to get outside of your comfort zone and have a Tim Gunn Moment: “Make It Work!”

Happy Crafting,

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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One thought on “Mixing It Up With Aida

  1. very cool, love the monochromatic feel and cute little tree. tfs.

    Posted on April 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm