Faces of You-May 2021 More Than Words Challenge

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner!

Today I am bringing you a (redone) layout. I originally did “Faces of You” 10+ years ago, and of all the layouts I’ve done, this is one I remembered! (Seriously, when looking for the layout I came across too many layouts I have no recollection of!) Anyhow, when I saw that this month’s More Than Words Challenge was “Faces & Kraft,” I knew I’d (finally) redo “Faces of You.” (I have grand plans to redo most of my layouts from when I first started scrapbooking.)

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Process video:


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Here is my original layout. I thought I was really getting fancy by adding stitching & ribbon! And, my goodness, there is almost some pattern going on with the light paper and the circles on that ribbon; I even overlapped the photos some! I remember when I started I was, more or less, afraid of colors and patterns! It was all too new. I didn’t add mediums; I didn’t even own mediums beyond a few to Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink pads, in varying shades of brown! A lot has changed since my early days.

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And now, I have layers, embellishments of all kinds, mediums, and colors galore! Instead of being “afraid” of using “too much” I try to use as much as I can so I can work through my stash!

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So many layers! I have my photos on foam, and the torn papers lifted with foam so the frame wouldn’t leave a weird lump.

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I discovered long ago that I really LOVE cutting frames apart and having them look bigger than they actually are. It turns out, scissors are my friend, and I don’t have to be nervous about altering items!

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I just used some white texture paste with my Fabrika Decoru stencil and used some Distress Oxide sprays as my paint!

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I went through my stash, pulled out a lot of different choices, and eventually worked out what I wanted to add to this layout!

Thank you for joining me here, I hope you enjoyed this remake of one of my original layouts and it inspires you to be more daring with colors and mediums or to redo something!

Stay Crafty, Friends

Red heart C.J.


Products:

Project Life “Kraft Edition,” The Paper Studio “Everyday Kraft,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays “Evergreen Bough,” “Pine Needles,” “Candied Apple,” & “Wild Honey,” Fabrika Decoru “Leaves” Stencil (FDTR 162), Maggie Holmes “Chasing Dreams” Ephemera, Maggie Holmes “Willow Lane” Frame, Pretty Little Studio “Sunny Memories” Fresh Phrases, Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Enamel Dots, AC Shimelle “Box of Crayons” Stickers/Folder, Teresa Collins “Summer Stories” Die Cut Borders, Pink Fresh Studio “Life Noted” Puffy Alpha Stickers, Pink Fresh Studio “Escape the Ordinary” Chipboard Stickers, Fancy Pants Designs “Off to School” Sticker Sheet, Queen & Co Alphabits “Orange,” Hip Kit Club Stickers, Prima-Finnabair Clear Gesso, TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Fabri-Tac, Art Glitter Glue, Variegated Thread, Unknown Red “XOXO” Frame

4 thoughts on “Faces of You-May 2021 More Than Words Challenge

  1. I absolutely love what you did with your original layout! (which was adorable, by the way!!!) The creative background and all of your cute, artistic touches really enhances the adorable photos, so much! Thank you for joining us at More Than Words this month!

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  2. That is a lovely scrapbook page with beautiful embellishments, very charming !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW. Have a beautiful day. xoxo

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  3. Oh this is fabulous! I love both the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ versions. Your layering is fabulous.
    Something to consider about re-doing all your old layouts though is that the old ones are a picture of where you were at in your creative journey at the time. I think it’s great to maybe go back and re-do a few favourite photos but to re-do all of them would be to lose your own arty history I think.
    I’ve really enjoyed seeing this one though. I’m so glad you could join us at More Than Words this month.

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