Happy Thursday, friends! Missy back with you, and I have another Springy layout to share using the 2016 March Hip Kits! I used one of Nicole’s flower cut files from this month’s set, and I enlarged the flower and then duplicated it in several different sizes. I liked the idea of nesting the flowers and having my photo right in the middle. I wound up framing the photo with the smallest flower cut, and I love how it turned out! I used all exclusive papers for this, which are all included in the Main Kit and Paper Kit. I coated the background paper with a lot of white gesso and white acrylic paint. I used several Shimmerz products including the yellow Aqua Huez from this month’s Color Kit as well as a few products from past Color Kits. I got really messy and artsy with the paints, and I love how it looks with the flowers on top of it!
I used lots of thread from my stash to add extra pops of color and texture around the photo. I also used several of the Basic Grey flowers from the Embellishment Kit as well as some of the puffy sequin stickers and wood veneer hearts from Pinkfresh Studio. And I did run the background through my sewing machine…very carefully! I was impressed with how I was able to stitch around those petals 🙂
Aren’t those Basic Grey flowers so bright and pretty? They are perfect for a Spring layout. I love the bright green leaves. They are a perfect match to the bright green Thickers!
I paired up the green Thickers with the silver glitter Pinkfresh Studio script words from the Embellishment Kit to create my title. I love the bright pop of color from that green!
Here’s one more close-up of the cut file and mixed media work. I love this royal blue color. I’m so glad it’s becoming popular in newer release these days…it’s just so pretty!
If you’d like to see how I created this background and built this layout, be sure to check out my process video. I hope you draw some inspiration from it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!