Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Another Zoe layout

The more I am playing with the Zoe paper pack, the more I am in love with it!  I dug up some older photos and made a layout with it:

It is a pattern from Magic, a how-to program from Close to My Heart.  I have always liked this pattern.  That it is tilted at an angle adds quite a bit of fun.  Early this year my mom and I visited Napa.  We visited a few wineries, did some shopping and enjoyed good food.  This picture was taken at Whole Foods and we couldn't resist trying out this gigantic spinner wheel.

I like that this pattern involves a circle, which coordinates with the spinner wheel in the picture.  I've used the zip strip of one of the patterned paper.  Did you see the vertical strip with months and days listed?  I've used two small triangles to indicate the date this picture was taken.

The title was cut with the font from Close to My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge.  I added some Zoe complements here and there, and some Coral shimmer trim.  For the bottom panel, I've added some tone-on-tone stamping with the stamp set from the Zoe Workshop on the Go.  Easy to add some interest to this otherwise plain panel!

A really fun part when I was making this layout was to include the *new* watercolor paints.  I felt that the top right and bottom right corners were a bit bare so I added some white splat to those areas.  I added water to the well that contains white paint, then loaded up my brush with white paint, then just tabbed the brush end to let the paint drop in those areas.  Oh I used a smaller brush so the drops are smaller.  And I had covered up the picture before I did that.  I didn't like the paint to fall on the picture, but you may like it that way!  This is a technique that we have limited control.  That's ok.  Let go of your usual self and let the paint drops fall on where they wish.  The results will be different every time.  That makes it fun, doesn't it?

This picture brings back all the fond memories.  At this moment, however, Napa county and Sonoma county are few of the most affected communities due to the massive fire.  My prayers go to the residents there.

My layout is entering the challenge at
Lasting Memories - Ink Splatters with mixed Alpha/Fonts Letters
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Splat

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the way everything is titled and the way you wrapped the title around the circle. Great layout!

  2. The little touch of splat was a perfect addition to this layout, thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  3. Cute layout. Love the subtle use of the Zoe papers combined with the brightly colored title.

  4. The splats are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  5. This is one of my favourite Magic sketches, I love what you have done with it! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.

  6. This is a great layout! Your paint splats are perfect too! Thank you so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!