I LOVE Mondays. My dates with the kids are the best ever. It is only 45-60min long, but in that time we go wherever they want, get a special drink/treat and talk about life. They are so excited that it is just them and not the other kids that I find it is the most informative talk I ever get with them. They want to share all the latest news, what bothers them, just interesting!!! Each kid has their favourite places, so unique.
This week Ireland chose Booster Juice. Sometimes we are just plain old silly. Ireland told me they have been learning about how to express themselves - so we re-enacted some of the emotions (happy, sad, angry, silly, etc)
I knew once I printed these photos off, I was definitely going to use the latest Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Sizzix Bigz Die - Fresh Brewed
I think this i going to be one of my most used dies ever. I have already created a Starbucks layout that I had so much fun with as well. Here's a sneak...
It will be on the sizzix blog on March. 8th. Lot's of fun!
Anyways, let's create this layout. It is an easy one, little paper piecing and the title makes it look busy. First I cut out all the pieces for the booster juice cups.
Then here is the way I created them:
- put a yellow band over top of the white cup
- add the pink circle
- put on the lid and straw behind the cup
- to mimic the Booster Juice cups, I added pink stripes.
Next I did a little masking with a vintage Heidi Swapp mask. Love this mask. I look for reasons to use it. :)
- place the mask down on the paper
- I painted all around it
- peel off the mask carefully while still wet
Here is what it looks like with the mask in the top right hand corner. Now when I put on the matted 8x8 photo (which is a collage of 9 photos) I put it a little closer to the right hand side to allow room on the bottom left for the booster juice cups.
Start layering the title. I used this new alphabet set Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies - Fresh BlossomsAlphabet They are tall letters, so I knew that they would be a major part of this layout. That was okay with me. I think it still worked.
Also, I overlapped the photo, it helps ground the photo to the page more. By layering the title with yellow and pink, it helps "pop" the title.
Here are the little Booster Juice cups up close. I could have tried to make a logo for the centre of the cups, but I thought these epoxy shapes were much more fun.
Thanks for looking! I loved making this busy layout. Fun and bright. Don't forget to check out the Sizzix blog