Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun with beads

Here is a fun little layout I created using beads and Shimmerz. I just love these photos of Alex learning how to blow bubbles this summer. I wanted to replicate the "bubbles" on the page so I came up with this idea to use beads.
I was out of town when the idea came so I had to play a bit when I got home. I have a huge box of beads. The small ones were too small. I like the larger ones and I love the impression they left on the page.
I grabbed a bunch and randomly placed them on the page. I made sure all the holes were looking up because I wanted the round impression. I used Rock-A-Fella Blue Shimmerz Spritz for the background. I waited a bit for the page to dry before I removed the beads.
This is what it looks like now. I sprayed the Rock-A-Fella Blue Spritz really heavy in some places because I wanted it to look like water droplets. I punched 3/4" circles from cardstock and painted them with December Sky Blingz. Look at all the shimmer.

What do you think? Give it a try. This would make a perfect background for a different layout.
Have a great day.


Angela W said...

That is so cute! Not something I would have thought to use!

Stac said...

WOW!!! What a cool technique! Such a great page!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

This layout is beatiful! What a great idea Thanks so much for it.. I may have to go buy bubbles and take some pics of my kids just I can do this! LOL

Jana Eubank said...

Such a fun technique! LOOOOVE your page!

TanishaRenee said...

this is so cool, Daniells! Awesome LO, too!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

What an awesome technique! Love it!

Samantha : said...

I love this technique! You girls think of the coolest things to make amazing pages (:
Major kudos!