To jazz up the background area, I used lots of white gesso first. I love using my fingers to smudge it so it has a soft hazy edge. Next, I used some of the Prima Watercolor Confections from the Color Kit and some gelatos from my stash. I also watered down some white acrylic paint and used my brush to splatter it. And I finished off with some Gold Color Shine.
These flowers were too pretty to leave on a whole sheet, so I cut them out :) I added in a few of the Crate Paper chipboard plus signs around the page for added pops of black and some dimension. I decided to type my journaling on my computer since my background was so dark. I felt that a black pen would just blend in too much. This way, they white strips show really well.
I fussy cut "Always" from one of the Pinkfresh Studio papers and used that as my main title. I added in "today," which is an exclusive wood veneer. The Shimelle die cut pack had coordinating flower die cuts, so I used them to create a third cluster over to the right side. I popped up the smaller yellow flower with some foam and added some tangled thread under it. That row of hearts is a Pinkfresh Puffy Sticker, and the shiny button is from Dear Lizzy.
I love all this dimension! I added in another wood veneer piece above the photo and some Crate Paper buttons as well. That cute little heart is a Dear Lizzy Puffy Sticker.
I love layering things on top of my photo when there's room to do it. I had some open space to the right, and the slant of the A fits perfectly right beside the slant of her arm. I didn't even plan that...it just worked out like that! Love when that happens :)
I love how these colors turned out on the dark background. The white gesso helped tremendously with this. I used my fingers to smudge the gelatos after adding the watercolor.
Here's one more close-up of the flower cluster at the bottom.
I really love how this turned out! I probably never would've thought to combine the dark background with the bright flowers if it hadn't been for Paige's layout and this awesome kit. Kimberly does such a fantastic job of pairing things up, and I really love all the mixing and matching.
I have a process video here for you :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous week, friends :)