I scrapped this "hard to scrap" photo in color because I love it so much. However, the color combo is difficult. I would never match pinkish purple with dark green. So to make it work, I created my own background using coordinating colors of washi. I just tore strips and layered them in a vertical fashion all the way down the white cardstock. I went over a lot of the area with white gesso so I could come in with some gelatos and Shimmerz spray inks. I also did a lot of machine stitching. I used only Crate Paper die cuts for layers. I used no patterned paper on this page at all.
Although this looks very detailed and complicated, it was rather easy to create. The washi does all the work. I added a few Crate Paper vellum pieces and die cuts from past collections that matched the pinks and greens. I added tissue paper under my photo as well as a random circle die cut I had lying on my desk. I added some ink splaaters, including gold Color Shine and some Hazel and Ruby pink sequins.
My only roadblock with this was where to put my journaling. I just wrote a few lines right on top of washi down at the bottom. I added a few flair buttons from my stash, and my title is made from stash as well. I cut "shoes" on my Cameo in the Shoreline font. The gold glitter Thickers I've had for a while, and the small pink alphas are from Glitz, which isn't even in business anymore I believe.
I love this big green vellum arrow. It matched perfectly! I love how the white gesso faded out some of the color and patterns on the tape, but it's still visible. I love how the pops of gold look...gold stitching is a great way to add pops of shine!
I love the look of mixing and matching alphas for a title. I used this title because my daughter went through a phase of wanting to wear everyone's big sneakers. So Santa brought her her own pair of big sneakers, and she wore them to bed one night. This is how I found her after she had fallen asleep. It was so precious! So Big Shoes Little Feet had to be my title :)
Here's one more close-up. These little embellishments are also from Crate Paper. I love how the stitching turned out!
Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out! I really had a great time putting this one together.
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