Here's my take on this week's Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico...
The techniques I used to create this layout were way out of my comfort zone. I used watercolors for the background streaks, something I've never really done before. It was really fun and I can't wait to do it again! I also found this really cool iPhone app called Phonto to put those cool number circles on my Instagram pics. Just an FIY, the Phonto app is super addictive, BTW :) I also didn't use any patterned paper on this layout. I think that's a first, because usually, that's all I use. And the journaling spot on the left is just the leftover background paper from some label stickers.
Creating this layout was very freeing, so to speak, because I needed to try some new things and I really just let myself go with it. Using ink, watercolors, and stamps is messy and sometimes doesn't turn out the way you pictured it in your head, but I really liked the process and the way it turned out for this page. It's good to let go of all the "control" sometimes. I think it's the summertime that makes me feel that way :)
Have a great weekend and TFL!