Hey everyone! Suzanne back to share my second layout for this month. This mixed-media layout features die-cut and fussy cut pieces from the Paige Evans “Bloom Street Collection.” I mixed in a little bit of old and new and intertwined pieces from the “Bloom” Clique Sampler Paper Pack and the Skies of Blue Base and Add-on kits.
My process for mixed-media layouts is usually pretty chaotic and not really planned. I begin by just applying color to a white background-9 times out of 10 that color will involve a teal of some sort! This particular background, I used the well-known “smooshing” technique that utilizes plastic packaging, color ink or paint, and water. It’s the easiest and quickest way to get color down and jumpstart any layout!
While the background dries, I fussy-cut coordinating chevrons/arrows from one of the Clique Sampler’s patterned papers. I simply the lined chevrons up and did a quick stitch-an easy DIY embellishment.
I pull out a few pieces from the Bloom Street floral pack to create a small “bouquet” around my photo; I put a few pieces in from the Pink Fresh Studios ephemera pack.
I also stitched one of the dimensional butterflies, from the Skies of Blue kit, onto the page. I know a lot of you are cringing because of the loose threads, but I let them fly! It adds to the texture of the page-that’s my story and I’m sticking it to it! The flatback jewels that come with the kits are amazing! I’d never worked with them personally, but I have fallen in love! The container will go a long way for sure!
With a few additional touches, this page is complete! Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed the layouts I’ve created from these fabulous kits! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more inspiration!