Friday is here again...yay! Let the weekend begin! Today I wanted to share one of my April layouts for Simple Stories. I finally broke into the Life in Color collection. There are bright and bold colors mixed with soft and light colors, and I love the mix of them together. There is also black added in, so I thought it would be neat to start with a black background. I'm so glad I did because these colors really pop against it!
I started with some light blue acrylic paint. I smudged it on the black cardstock with an old gift card and then watered it down a bit and splattered it with a paint brush. I cut a few frames from one of the patterned papers to add to the sides of the photos and layered even more papers behind them. My title was actually the first thing I created, and I used a lot of the washi paper tape to do it.
Making this title was fun and pretty easy. I stuck down a bunch of the paper tape onto some white cardstock. I created this "snapshots" title in my Cameo software and then just simply cut the cardstock. It worked great, and I love how it looks! Lots of fun patterns and colors! I finished off the longer title with some alpha stickers, some hand-drawn & fussy cut letters (happy) and a "life" sticker.
I love mixing and matching products. Here, I used a few die cuts layered on top of the photo and each other and a brad. I also added some tangled thread, and I machine stitched around the frame. I love those little details!
More fun die cuts and fussy cut flowers layered in here. I love how the blue paint looks here...it looks like it has a really next texture. I stitched through it just to add more interest.
Here's a look at the bottom cluster. I combined some fussy cut flowers & leaves with some washi paper tape, strips of paper, flower & word stickers, paint and stitching.
Here's one more look at the title area. I really want to try this idea for a big title again soon! Using the paper tape was a lot of fun, and it looks awesome!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!