Haaaaaapy Friday!! It's been a loooooong week!!!
Today is the new reveal at The Color Room HERE
& the design team at My Creative Scrapbook was
invited to Guest Design this month - yay!!
Her's the palette we got to work with, which I must say was not one I would have chosen, so I was really surprised & happy that my layout turned out to be one I really liked!
I thought I'd show you my base paper before it got mostly covered up! Sometimes I mark lightly with a pencil & only develop the background in those places, but that's not so easy with mists & for this layout I didn't know exactly how it would end up - I just had a vague idea & it developed organically.
I found some older photos that already had the blue in them so decided to go with those, accented with yellow flowers & kept the two duller colours for the background & other embellishments.
I think these types of busy & grungy mixed media backgrounds work well for male & teenage pages.
As well as the Prima Metal embellishments I also used some copper electrical wire (see it coming out from the top of the photo above) which is a cool alternative to the tangled thread look.
I used some Zva Creative bling, which I cut up from a flourish & used as individual 'confetti' dots.
I layered up a couple of the photos for interest & tucked a Prima chipboard corner between them for some extra dimension.
I've taken to dampening a sponge with water then adding a teeny bit of white acrylic paint & using it to dab my embellishments & parts of my background paper as I like the look of it & it also mutes everything nicely & tones things down, making for a calmer palette.
As well as various mists, paints & inks I did add some tangled threads. I use Multi Medium Matte to keep them in place.
Apart from the Prima flowers, wooden & metal embellishments, chipboard & alphas, the wire, thread & mediums I added some tags & some burlap leaves for additional texture.
Have a lovely weekend & say a prayer for my internet connection.
It is causing me so many setbacks I could cry...