Hello Lovelies! Theresa here sharing a Mixed Media layout with you using the August kit called Meadow! This kit just absolutely blew my socks off with all the goodies, but the watercolor paper from One Canoe Two was an instant favorite so that is what I began with! Here is the layout I have created.
This paper is so beautiful to work with. In my photo we both have on blue shirts, so that is my background color, and the California Poppy seed packet guided my color choices for the pink and orange. The gelatos I used are Faber Castell: Blueberry, Pistachio, Green Tea, Red Cherry, and Tangerine. To use them as paints, I scraped off a bit from the tips and put it in my paint palette, then added a bit of water.
Just painting the paper alone was so satisfying, and the result is amazing. I encourage you to grab yours too, and just do it. You will be so glad you did!
Once the background is dry, the fun begins. I have layered very simply on this layout, using the seed packet and the Heidi Swapp stickers to frame the photo. The wood veneer butterflies fit this layout beautifully as a light, airy embellishment!
I created a very simply journal tag that hides out in the seed packet. As I was painting my background, I added a few paint splatters to the tag and added a simple ribbon to the top. My photo is a driveway selfie my husband and I took on a date night several weeks ago, so I journaled about our journey together as a blended family. I cannot imagine being on this journey with anyone else.
The tag and the ribbon, when they are in the seed packet, provide a lovely bit of texture and contrast to the layout. I loved having the seed packets to play with in this kit! For my title, I loved the Heidi Swapp words in the kit, and I also love that they repeat the navy color in my ribbon. I don't have a Minc, but the navy color contrasts against the background.
At the bottom of the page I wanted to add the date, so I did using the roller stamp that is part of the One Canoe Two collection. It is not included in the kit, but it is definitely a pretty stamp that you will want to add to your collection! To tie it into the rest of the page, I added another word phrase sticker and butterfly.
Have one more look at this super simple layout.
How are you using your Meadow kit? Be sure to share with us, we would love to see! Thank you for joining me today!