Hey, friends, and Happy Monday! I'm so excited to share that I am the February Guest Designer over at Bella Blvd! I was thrilled when Laura asked me, and I got to work with papers and embellishments from three of their new collections.
Here is one of my layouts...it features the Sweet Sweet Spring collection. It's so bright and fun, and I love the rainbow colors! I decided to start with white cardstock and a fun cut file from The Cut Shoppe. Since the photo is of my daughter running and jumping, I wanted the chevron arrows pointing in the direction that she was going to emphasize action. I backed many of the open spaces with the papers and also used them to back my photo.
I don't think I could choose a favorite color from these papers...I love them all! I used some of the star stickers from the sticker sheet were a perfect fit for this, and I just added them right to my photo. I love the chipboard alphas...the size and font are great for making a statement.
I used several spray inks here to create this gorgeous yellow area. I used the plastic packaging technique and a water brush to create this watercolor look. I also added pop dots behind the big cut file to raise it up. I love how the dimension creates shadows!
Here you can see the shadows...it makes it look 3D. I added a bit of tangled thread here for and extra area of blue since I had pinks, yellow and green right here. Thread is a great way to add just that extra bit of color in a certain spot.
I used the same technique with this pink ink as I did with the yellow and other colors. I tried to create separate color areas to pull the colors from the papers. I layered some green thread under the alphas here.
One more close up here of the bottom...blue and green watercolor. I love how it looks like the cut file is floating!
I have two more layouts over on the Bella Blvd Blog for my Guest Spot :) I'll be sharing them here as well as the week goes on. You can check out my GDT post HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by!