Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time To Explore | My Creative Scrapbook-March Tutorial

Hello, My Creative Scrapbook friends!  Yvette here and I'm so excited to share this beautiful mixed media page with you today. Every once in awhile I like to get messy and challenge myself to create a mixed media background.  Included in this month's main kit is a flower stamp as well as a circle stencil, I decided to mainly use the stamped flowers as well as a few die-cut pieces as my only source of embellishments for my page.

Gather my supplies..... 

I started the layout off by creating a watercolor effort on the background, using various shades of blue, orange and yellow. I mixed the Gelatos with a little water onto a piece of plastic packaging and applied it using the 'kissing' technique...(gently kiss the packaging to your cardstock)      

I keep building layers of colors, working in a diagonal design until I was happy with the end results. 


Here you can see, I also used a small water brush to move the colors around a bit. Which created some movement and interest on my page.

I then stamped the flower image multiple times on some white cardstock, using charcoal ink and fussy cut. 

Next, I applied gesso, using a palette knife through the circle stencil. 

Once everything was dry, I decided to add a few stamped flowers over the top of the paint using the charcoal ink. 

Some machine stitching in black was added of texture and interest.

Once my background was done, I was ready to start embellishing using the fussy cut stamped flowers. 

A phrase found on one of the cutout cards was fussy cut to create a title.

A few die-cut vines and flower shapes was add to the layout to finish it off.

   I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

                                                     Thanks for stopping by :) xx

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