I am in love with this gorgeous watercolor paper I used for my background. I love the gradient from a soft peachy pink to a darker shade...just gorgeous. I created the word "moments" in my Silhouette software using the Impact font and cut it out. I backed with white cardstock and then went over a lot of the area with white gesso. I used some of my Shimmerz watercolors to add some variation in color to the background paper, and I also added some of the blue tones. I used two black & white photos and overlapped them onto the big title. I used some of the frames as layers behind the photos and then at the bottom as a cluster for my journaling. I used a lot of the chipboard stickers as part of my title and as accents with those cute hearts.
I love how the gesso created some gritty texture here. I added even more texture (and color) with some machine stitching under the title. Here you can really see the dimension created from all the chipboard. I just love that! To really make my journaling stand out, I printed it on my computer and layered the strips on top of the small stacked frames.
Using frames as layers is a great way to use them....you don't always have to use them on top of the photo. I must admit I'm quite in love with these gorgeous watercolor floral die cuts! They seriously are so beautiful.
I love how the journaling spot turned out. I used vellum instead of paper. I layered in some tangled thread, a few die cut flowers and a sticker.
I tried to use my gold metallic thread for stitching, but it kept popping and breaking off. I'm no expert at sewing, so I switched it to the blue thread and it worked better. Again, you can see the depth here created by the chipboard.
Here's one more close-up of the bottom cluster area.
Here's my process video for this page if you'd like to check it out. I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have terrific week :)