As I sat down for lunch today, I was inspired by my place mats- Ikea's black and white striped Ljuda. I thought they would make a lovely background for a LO! This is a 2 page layout- LHS is a 12*12 and the RHS is an A4 /letter size which folds out (so essentially 2 A4s bound together). This is the right hand side of the 2 page layout.
I gessoed and prepped both the sides and painted bold black stripes across the page. Also used textural paste, white and gold inks. I used a beautiful rose and floral stencil with the paste and white ink which is mostly covered by the embellishments...but that's the nature of mixed media. Though you can spy some of it peeking out here and there especially on this page. This page also involved lots of dusting and cleaning of my sizzix bigshot! ;-) All the leaves and vines, some flowers etc were diecut. This page (RHS) was supposed to have a photo of all 3 of us however, hubby spilled some coffee over it so have sent it for reprinting. Once it's here, plan to add it here. The journaling is on vellum which is attached to the right edge by some strong sticky gold washi tapes so it flips open like a book.
I wrote the journaling about my furbaby and hubby and then handed the laptop to my hubby to write something about me. When I got it back I could see that he had edited some of my text which was hilarious so I kept it intact! Thanks for looking and Have a Great day!