Hey, friends! It’s Missy again here on the blog, and I have a new layout to share using the 2017 May Hip Kits. I decided to use a really bright sheet of the Begonia cardstock from the Cardstock Kit as my background. I wanted to create a circle design, so I used four different sized circle punches to create all these fun circles. Most of them are patterned papers. Some of them are from a sheet of white cardstock that I painted with the Prima Watercolor Confections from the Color Kit. I love how colorful and fun it looks, and it was fun to put together.
Here you can see all the circles. I stitched through the biggest ones with black thread. I covered a big portion of the background with white gesso and then added in some of the Prima Watercolors using the packaging technique. I love how it shows through all the circles. This is a fun technique to try if you love messy & artsy backgrounds like I do 🙂 I added a few phrase stickers from the Shimelle Sticker Book, which is in the Project Life Kit.
I didn’t want to add too many embellishments since the background and circles were so bold. I only added a Crate Paper Chipboard heart, a Shimelle “Love” sticker and a scalloped puffy sticker from the exclusive set. My title is also an exclusive die cut.
I added in some black tangled thread for some added texture under the photo strip as well as some of the Butter cardstock, vellum and adhesive foam. I forgot to mention that a few of the circles, like this swirly one, were punched from a Project Life card.
Here’s the top of the photo strip. More of the same circles, stickers and thread. I just love all these bright colors together! I did add some black splatters to pull some of the black from the photos and circles.
I added a bit of journaling down at the bottom under the title. Before gluing down the title piece, I added some pink tangled thread and some foam for dimension.
I hope this inspires you to pull out some of that bright cardstock and make something fun with it! This one was a bold choice, but in the end, I like how it turned out. Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week!