As previously mentioned in my Storytelling Sunday post, it’s my husband and I’s 4th anniversary this month. So when I saw the current challenge at the My Mind’s Eye blog, to use brads in an inventive way, I thought I should scrapbook a photo from my selection of wedding photos, that are part of my my ever growing ‘to scrap’ pile.
I used my brads to make a jewel-encrusted heart, and to tie a twine line along the base of my layout to make the title stand out:
Supplies: Bazzill Basics ‘Carob’ Cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie ‘Boy’ Tapestry Paper, Gertie Title, Lost & Found 2 Rosy and Miss Caroline Dolled Up Brads, Kraft Funday Twine, Rosy 6×6 Papers, 3D Foam Tape, Silver and Gold Glitter, Black Gel Pen, Hole Punch, Gold Acrylic Paint, PVA Glue.
To make the heart I cut a 3 inch cardstock heart using my Slice cutter:
I stuck 3D foam tape along it, with 3 layers of tape in the centre, 2 on the next line along, and 1 layer at the edge, to give the heart some shape:
I peeled off the top layer of the tape to reveal the sticky part, pierced holes, and attached brads all over the heart:
Once all the brads were attached I filled in the gaps with some loose silver and gold glitter. There were a couple of patches where the glitter hadn’t stuck very well to the tape, so I dotted on a bit of Glossy Accents, and added some more glitter on top. And I decorated the edge of the heart by painting it with gold acrylic paint and sprinkling glitter on while the paint was still wet – acrylic paint is a good adhesive.
The MME Rosy brads look gorgeous in their sparkly setting:
I also wanted to use confetti on this page, as it seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment, and it’s very fitting for a wedding page! So, I layered some on top of these green sunburst style shapes – which were part of the ‘You & Me’ My Mind’s Eye title that I cut up.
I used a hole punch to make lots of confetti circles from MME Rosy paper, and stuck a couple of rows carefully on top of the sunburst shapes, to make sure the words were covered and the colours were spaced out:
And then I used PVA glue to heap a random selection of the confetti circles on top, and around the edge of the sunbursts:
I think the layout has got the romantic, happy feel that I was aiming for!
Have you thought about different ways of using brads on your layouts? Have you tried the confetti technique?
I’m to my Nanny’s house for a couple of days now, so I’ll see you again later in the week!