With 4th of July in just a few days, I thought that we could use a word that represented some of the fun!
Starting with the word sparkle as inspiration I used a picture I had of Drew playing around with a glitter covered mustache photo prop from his Aunt Stacey's 40th birthday celebration. I printed the photo in black and white so I could highlight the sparkly mustache. I used a glue pin and added gold glitter to it so it would really stand out.
When it came to design, I built the whole layout around the star burst design on the patterned paper I used and that giant, glittery "sparkle" word. I arranged everything in the center of the burst design.
I added some glittery gold strips of paper and hand stitching in a few spots on the paper.
For the rest of the layout I went a little product crazy! I used watercolor in four different ways: misting, circles, small dashes and lines, and undiluted specs added with a tiny paint brush.
I also added in some small glitter stars, glitter dots, glitter lines, and Nuvo Crystal drops. It kind of looks like a bunch of products exploded, which thankfully, was exactly the look I was going for! I wanted those elements to all look like an extension of the starburst, bursting out from the paper.
If you choose to play along, be sure to share your layouts!