Hello again! So excited to share with you this week's assignment. When I got to know that I'm assigned to create a project that is out of my comfort zone, it really got me thinking. I have to create something that is different from my usual scrapping style. Most of my projects are created with white cardstock, use gesso to subtle the background paper and I enjoy using one or the most 2 photos on my project. After thinking for a while, I decided to create a mixed media background by using color mists and also challenged myself to create with more than 2 photos.
Firstly, I decided to go with patterned paper as my background. After applying gesso, I misted 5 colors to create unicorn-inspired colors. I got the inspiration from my youngest daughter's unicorn birthday party. Next, I proceeded with applying gesso onto the bubble wrap and stamped all around. And I used a recycled plastic card to create lines with gesso. I really loved all the effect. It is colorful but yet subtle.
Once that is all dried, I proceeded with arranging the photos. I printed one family photo and also 6 photos of the party details. Then I went on to pick out all the embellishments that matched with the photos. I really love all the whimsical illustrations in the Carousel collection. Just perfect for my project!
Here is the completed layout...
I always love to layer the embellishments onto each other but this time round I decided to keep them minimal with the layering so that I could showcase the photos and also that colorful background.
Using different kind of stickers will sure create interesting textures and dimensions onto the layout.
I truly enjoyed creating this layout with the given assignment. It sure made me think of a different approach to my layout. Breaking out from my usual habit sure gives me a different perspective on how I should sometimes create!
Thank you for coming by!
Supplies: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel - Starbright (379106), Chipboard Stickers (379118), Ephemera Die-Cuts (379122), 6"x12" Stickers (379210), Small Embellishments (379122)