Happy New Year 2017!!

     Posted by Norine on January 1, 2017

Hi everyone!  It’s a brand new year and I feel like I should have thought of making something fantastically New Years-ish to show you, but I didn’t, so here you go!  Another layout! *grin


When I got this paper pack from the store and went through the die cuts I saw all the cool pieces that reminded me of my cool brother and his cool motorcycle and the cool fund-raiser bike ride he went on in September.  We have a history of both prostate cancer and men’s mental health issues in our family, so I am very proud of him for doing his part to raise awareness and funds for the care of both issues!


I also felt like using watercolor paints again, so I started by designing and cutting out the layout’s title on the Silhouette.


Then I used the negative of that to faintly outline the letters in pencil and fill them in with watercolor paints.



Then I went to crazy town with the paint splatters!


Next up, I laid down a background of various rubber stamped images to balance the inked outlines on the letters and some splatters.


Then I did a bit of embellishment layering (also known as desk clean up), added the journaling and called it good.  Some of the products I used here are Prima Marketing watercolor paints (Decadent Pies set), Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe patterned papers, die cuts and wood veneers, Carabelle Art Stamps, Carpe Diem washi tape, Jillibean alphabet stickers, and miscellaneous bits and pieces found on my desk.


Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope you’re having a great 2017!!  Cheers!!

7 Comments so far

  1. Kim January 1, 2017 10:57 am

    Oh my gosh, I just love this layout. Everything about this is just perfect ! The colours , the paint splatters, embellies,  love love love !!!!!

  2. Lori January 1, 2017 2:53 pm

    Norine, this is one of my most favorite (if not my favorite) things you have ever created.  I cannot stop looking at it, it’s amazing.  LOVE IT!  Bravo!

  3. LisaT January 1, 2017 3:41 pm

    This is a very cool layout Norine!!  I love how you did the title!  The little bowler hat & bowtie on the A is so perfect!!!

  4. norine January 2, 2017 3:14 am

    Thank you ladies!!  That’s so nice of you to say!!

  5. Brooke January 4, 2017 7:49 pm

    Norine, wow! This layout is AWESOME. My favorite part is the way you did the title. Makes me so excited to get my silhouette this week and steal that idea!

  6. Peggy January 4, 2017 9:30 pm

    Love this LO!  It’s such an awesome eye catching piece.

  7. Wanda January 5, 2017 12:51 pm

    Love, Love, Love this layout.

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