Hello everyone! My name is Miae and I’m so very excited to be sharing my first official post as part of the Basically Bare design team! I’m a painting, inking, misting kinda gal so I’m a huge fan of all of the Basically Bare products…the altering possibilities are endless! And with that I just wanted to give a big “THANK YOU!” to Angela and Beth for having me as part of this awesome group!
Now for the project… I made this layout about my wonderful mom. I’ll admit, I’m usually scrapping my kids but when I saw the super cute Basically Bare trees, this photo came to mind and the rest, as they say, is history! This page is about my mom’s first time zip lining. Now I don’t know about you, but there is no way, no how that I could ever try zipping across the tops of tall trees, hanging from a rope…NO WAY! Well my mom did at the age of 61 (!) on our trip to Thailand and for that I’m so proud of her!
I started with papers from The Paper Loft’s HuckIeberry Pond collection. They were great to work with!…so many cute patterns in these beautiful neutral earth tones (think: swinging through trees in Thailand!). I applied gesso to the background cardstock followed by droplets of blue india ink and liquid acrylic. Next I used my Silhouette to die cut patterned paper hexagons then distressed the edges.
Now it was time to play with Basically Bare goodies! I wanted to give those oh so cute trees a lot of texture so I painted the chipboard trunks brown, then embossed them with my cuttlebug. I also did a bit of sanding to the raised area..loved the look! For the tree tops I chose canvas. I painted them one shade of green and then mixed paint (in a different green) and molding paste then applied the mixture over a flower stencil on that canvas. More texture, yay!
My chipboard birdie was to have the important job of holding a scroll which contains the hidden journaling so I gessoed then painted her a blue to make her stand out among the neutrals. Her little acrylic wing got the embossing treatment for a little extra something! Lastly I took a Kuretake millennium pen and did some doodling around the bird, the photo, drew some hexagons and wrote my journaling.
Well that’s my page for now! Hope you enjoyed it!
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