Claire back with you today and I'm excited to share another layout with you using the Vintage Artistry Everywhere collection from 49&Market.
I've had this collection for a while now and I cannot stop creating with it - It's a must have collection for scrapping your travel memories.
After focusing on those gorgeous patterned papers in my last blog post, today I'm focusing on the embellishments, and creating a much softer page.
As you may have guessed, I started with a piece of Premium White Cardstock - my 'go to' for most of my layouts.
I pulled out a range of Distress Oxides in colours that I though would create a beachy feel, so I opted for Antique Linen, Speckled Egg and Stormy Sky. I started with the palest colour - Antique Linen, then Speckled Egg and finally Stormy Sky, applying them dry with an ink blending brush.
When applying the ink I first tap off the excess onto a piece of tissue and then work in a light circular motion, building the colour gradually. This will avoid leaving harsh lines on your paper and allow you to blend more easily. I complemented the dry mixed media with some wet splatters in Stormy Sky and white acrylic paint.
To add an extra layer of interest, took a geo tag stencil and brushed some Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide through it, which echoes the colour of my top in the photo.
Next came the fun part! I pulled out some of the 49&Market rub ons! I think these are my favourite elements in this collection. I used a combination of the 6x8 Rub-On Transfer Set and the Defining Words Rub Ons.
I double mounted my photograph by layering some torn patterned papers. I used Mapping The World for the bottom layer, and The Unknown for the second. This allowed me to used the soft blue, cream and pink tones of those papers to reflect the colours in the background.
I layered some tags from the Tag Set and Ephemera Bits behind my photo along with a small tab to which i'll add the location and date.
On the bottom right corner of the photo, I also added a small cluster using elements from these same sets.
To the bottom left of the photo, I created another cluster, this time using the Chipboard Set. I also added a white geotag from the Geo frames Set and coloured this with the Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide and placed the chipboard compass piece inside to create a layered cluster with extra dimension.
The final stage was to add my title. Now I absolutely love Disney's Moana movie, and as the photo is of me looking across the sea to the horizon, there could only be one title!! I used a combination of old mini alphas from my stash. The white alphas are similar to this set from Doodlebug, and the coloured set similar to these Pinkfresh Studio alphas.
I really did love creating this page. It's not often I create with mixed media and embellishments with minimal paper, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope this layout will inspire you to create.
Until next time, happy scrapping!