Hey everybody it’s Tmika here with a quick post. Have you ever heard the saying, “ Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud“? This is a quote by Maya Angelo. It rings true in so many ways for me. I have a great friend circle which I am so very proud of. Whenever I am in need of a rainbow in my cloud, there’s always someone that I could find to be just that. Whether it’s a listening ear for a venting session or a chitchat, or a shoulder to cry on whether physically or virtually… I am grateful that I have people around me that I could count on. In this instance, I’ve captured a photo between friends. The three of us have been friends for a very long time. From left to right, myself, Audrey and Sheryl. We met on YouTube and clicked instantly, as a larger group. Now our group has gotten smaller over the years… But that just means more love to go around. And these three amigos are sticking together!
Without going into too much detail, because this is not my story to share… I was able to be part of a rainbow that was in someone else’s cloud. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to give a physical hug, share tears and a few laughs along the way. So today I wanted to share with you guys the short story – a little bit of my life – and this beautiful layout that speaks volumes in and of itself. Let’s get into the details..
This is a 12 x 12 page layout using Basil card stock. I’ve picked up glitter paper from DCWV and cut them into rainbow strips using my Cameo. I shortened the strip on the right side in order to present my focal piece. My cloud! This is the Cloud Mini Shaker Shape that I added a beautiful sequin mix to. I painted the outside white with acrylic paint and then went over that with glitter. Because when you are a rainbow you have to shine, right?
I didn’t want to overcrowd the layout, inadvertently I think I did though… Just because I’m me 🤷🏽♀️ I added some of the sequin to my rainbows. Oh, did I mention that I stitched the rainbows on to the layout? No? I stitched the rainbows together on the layout with my sewing machine. In case I hadn’t mentioned it…
I also typed out the sentiment with some gold mirror paper and laid that out on the side. I used some ephemera from my Maggie Holmes ephemera box. It’s a mix of different collections so I couldn’t pinpoint what belongs to which.
I drew an outline with a fine tip pen around the border of the layout. I did distress the edges to add some distinction between the two base pages.
Finally I added some little page flags in the upper right hand corner to fill some of the negative space.
I felt that I should make the photo black &white because that reads as raw.. which is the emotion
Im trying to evoke in this layout and post. I hope I have captured that.
I hope you like what I created and I also hope that you have a friend circle that you can count on and or lean on. In addition to that, I hope you are a part of a friend circle or someone can count on and or lean on you. Until next time…