I used papers and embellishments from the Heidi Swapp September Skies collection, and I did a bit of mixed media work on the background. I love that the rub-ons resist all the inks, sprays, gelatos and paints, so you really can't cover them up.
I did add white gesso to my background after adhering the patterned paper squares. I then added the rub-ons and then came over everything with gelatos. I used my water brush to smoosh all the color around instead of a paint brush. I decided to name this "Mama in the Middle" since my mom is always in between my sister and me when we take selfies...haha :D I combined a Cameo die cut with some Elle's Studio alpha stamps and my own handwriting. The flair button is from A Flair for Buttons, and the "love us" speech bubble is from Evalicious.
I love these cute geometric heart rub-ons! Although they are all from a Valentine's collection, they work perfectly for anything, I think. I also added in some machine stitching.
It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to arrange my punched squares. I finally decided on a vertical design. I worked around that area once I stitched everything down. These embellishments are from Heidi Swapp.
Here's one more look at the gelato work and layers. I love using tissue paper under my photos :)
Here's a look at my process video for this layout if you're interested in seeing how this came together. I hope you enjoy it!
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