I used white gesso, Prima Oil Pastels, gelatos & Shimmerz to create the background. I did a lot of smudging with my fingers to create that faded look, and I added splatters. The punch I used is actually a border punch. I punched several patterned papers and then cut each individual shape out so I could scatter them around the page. I stitched through some of them and then worked on adding embellishments here and there.
The Elle's Studio collections I used were Serendipity, Cameron & Penelope. I had so much stored away that I forgot I had so much left! I love these gorgeous colors, and some of the embellishments from the original Simple Stories Carpe Diem and Dear Lizzy Yes Please matched so well. I also used a few ES stamps and one from Technique Tuesday.
I did lots of machine stitching in blue around the photo to create a fun textured border. I also used some of the ES cards and frames as layers here. I even added a random Dear Lizzy sticker as part of the layers here as well. I just want to use this stuff up, and I figure if I haven't a frame as an actual frame in a few years, I'm probably not going to....so just use it as a layering piece. That "inspired" arrow is from Simple Stories.
I combined some ES, SS and DL here along with a flair button from A Flair For Buttons. Those adorable sequins are new...they are from SpiegelMom Scraps, and they're amazing! I did some fun zig zag stitching here as well.
Here's one last close-up. This was the perfect spot for my journaling. I wound up adding another phrase die cut down here along with some sequins & more stitching.
Here's the process video for this page. I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try with your punches!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!