LAYOUT: Separate Lives *HYBRID*

Separate Lives Scrapbook Layout

Separate Lives Scrapbook Layout

Although most of my layouts are filled with smiling faces and joyful times, the story isn’t always a happy one.   But these stories are just as meaningful in our lives.   This is a rather somber layout of my sister during a hard time in her life.  If I could spray Glimmer Mist on her world during this hard time – I would have!  But for now, I wanted to lift the muted colors and the mood on this layout.

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The first side of the layout tells the beginning of the story.  The journaling reads:

I knew something was up.  You didn’t share the turmoil that was going on in your life, your marriage — not until months later.  But it was evident that you had a lot to think about during your brief visit with us at the beach.  Change was coming.  How would it turn out?  I can see all that in your face now.  I just didn’t know it then.  I wish I could have eased your burdens.  But you needed to handle this by yourself.  I hope a few days at the beach helped in some small way.

Separate Lives - People and Petals

Separate Lives – People and Petals

Starting with white and frosted plain elements, I used the Glimmer Mist in Sugar Cookie and Creme de Rouge to dip the rose petals.  I also placed the feminine shape onto a craft sheet covered with the leftover spray to get some uneven coating onto the shape.

Separate Lives - Ribbon Transformed

Separate Lives – Ribbon Transformed

This plain white leaf ribbon from May Arts is no longer plain!  I placed it on the craft sheet and sprayed it liberally with Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist.  I also painted the leaf veins with Sugar Cookie.  Plain white it may have started, but Glimmer Mist gave it a beautiful finish!

The second page of the layout represents hope for the future.  I used a LOT of Glimmer Mist and the Glimmer Screens as well as an Embossed Butterfly-shaped Glimmer Chip.

Separate Lives - Screen and Butterfly Detail

Separate Lives – Screen and Butterfly Detail

The Glimmer Screen was placed over the printed swirl and sprayed with Silver Glimmer Mist.  The Butterfly-shaped Embossed Glimmer Chip was sprayed and sponged with Pink Bubblegum and Silver Glimmer Mist.

And to finish off the layout, let’s step back first page for a moment to this detail:

Seperate Lives - Brayering the 'leftovers'

Seperate Lives – Brayering the

After using the Glimmer Screen on page 2, I flipped it over and ’stamped’ the leftover color onto the page using a rubber brayer to press the stencil onto the paper.  You can also see the contrasting color that I painted over the printed swirl shape with a waterbrush dipped into Sugar Cookie Glimmer Mist.

Products used in this layout:

  • Glimmer Mist in Silver, Creme de Rouge, Pink Bubblegum and Sugar Cookie
  • Glimmer Screens, Fanciful Stencil Collection
  • Glimmer Chips, Embossed Butterfly Shape
  • Digital Scrapbook Elements from RFH Meredith Fenwick YOUTH collection from Prima Marketing
  • Petit Duo Chipboard Alphabet from Prima Marketing
  • Frosted Shapes from Maya Road
  • Ribbon from May Arts
  • Felt rick rack ribbon from Creative Imaginations

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