Hey friends! I am so glad you stopped by today. I’m sharing a mixed media layout that I made. I am loving how fun this layout was to make. But more than that, I loved reliving this special day. Y’all I ziplined!!! After loosing close to 70 pounds I was finally able to do some of the things that I had only dreamed of doing. Going on a Zipline was one of those things. Now you should know that I am terrified of heights. I mean panic inducing, heart racing, not able to move fear. So you might be wondering why I would ever agree to get on a Zipline. I need you to know that I didn’t agree, I am the one who booked this event. Yep this fear inducing activity was something I wanted to be able to do. See for many many years my weight was an issue. For health reasons I couldn’t let this be a thing anymore so in 2022 I lost around 75 pounds. That weight loss meant that I was now in a place were I could do things that I never dreamed I could do. In honor of being able to do hard things, I set my fear aside and strapped into the harness.
Here is that layout…
I decided to use Shimmerz Paint to make a mixed media background. I watercolored with the Coal Shimmerz paint and a large round brush. When the background dried, I splattered more Coal Shimmerz paint on top, along with my favorite black paint pen (the Liquitex Acrylic Marker in Carbon Black). Then I layered the larger pieces of pattern paper to make the back ground. I love the heart mat from the Simple Stories line. And I used a bunch of Vicki Boutin branding strips behind the photos. The rest came from the Not Just for Boys January Nostalgic kit. There is a process video over on the YouTubes (and linked below).
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