Hello, Crate Paper friends! Today my assignment was to make a creative layout. Naturally, for me, that means getting the mixed media out. I love how my page turned out, and as usual, with mixed media, it looks like a hot mess in the process!
I started my layout with blank white card stock, I added clear gesso and let it dry. I decided to focus on the greens in the Snowflake collection, and the blue from my photo. I began with a deep green watercolour paint, and scraped it onto the card stock with a palette knife. Once that had dried for a few minutes, I scraped on turquoise/sky blue acrylic paint. My next step was to use the snowflakes from Snowflake stamp set to add scatters in snowflakes in blues and greens around the painted area. To finish up the paint, I added a gold glaze with the end of a pencil in random dots and blue and gold splatters.
Once the background had thoroughly dried, I placed my photo and title on the painted area. I cut the “snow” title on my Silhouette. I adhered my large photo over the O. I created a journal tag and layered a large metallic die cut snowflake, a deep green snowflake, and a ticket die cut with a ribbon onto the tag. I tucked the tag beneath the photo and title on an angle. To soften the edge of the photo, I added a snowflake with a chipboard tree and tucked in a piece of the greenery from Snowflake
To add some final details, I scattered gold snowflake stickers around the focal points of the layout. I added a small title using the Thickers from the Heritage collection.
It was fun to give myself the creative challenge of using colours I don’t normally use. I love the combination of blue and dark green. Snowflake is a very versatile collection. Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you find the opportunity to get creative with your layouts!