Hey Everyone!! In case you missed me, check out the blog over on SpiegelMom Scraps where I have been a guest sparkler for the month of February. Today on my blog I am sharing a layout I created awhile ago using the fun Crate Paper Merry Days collection!
I fussy cut the branches and greenery from two different papers in the collection. Originally planning to make a “wreath” design with my photo in the bottom left I pulled out some watercolour and mixed media go back where I wanted my photo. As it turned out I was not overly happy with my mixed media results and decided to use all my fussy cut things to cover it up and make a large branch design using the small branches.
Next matted my photo with a couple of the 6×6 papers and starting just building up my branch layers and adding some pops of the green ones here and there where to bring the design together. I used fun foam to add some dimension so nothing fell flat on the page. For some more texture I randomly added some messy thread in a few spots. Lastly I added some Heidi shine splatters in gold, a title from the sticker/chipboard sheets and a couple of the gold star stickers.
I am practicing to be more comfortable creating pages that have lots of white space and simple clean embellishing. This one fell right in the middle, and I am in love with the results. These papers worked so well together.
See you again soon
-Amber B (crafty.bambi)