Happy Monday, friends! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today using the 2018 May Hip Kits. I wanted to create a fun & unique background, so I pulled out the Heidi Swapp Lace Papers from the Embellishment Kit. I used two of them as masks. I used the Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paints from the Color Kit and smudged them over the flower and grid papers to create a negative shape. This beautiful Peacock cardstock from the Cardstock Kit was perfect to let those colors shine. I had the perfect photo to showcase with these colors, and I love how it turned out.
I started out the background by scraping some of the blue and green paint on the cardstock with a palette knife. I also smudged some white gesso down to lighten it up and then added more of the blue. I used some of the Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze from the March Color Kit over the small grid paper to add some shimmer and shine. I embellished with a lot of chipboard flowers, die cuts and Thickers.
The acrylic paints show up very well against this blue background. These Heidi die cut papers are very versatile. Even though I used them as masks, you could also color them or cut them up and use them as is.
I mixed and matched the two gold Thicker sets we received and then added a few Pretty Little Studio die cuts underneath it. The banner piece is actually orange, but I needed it to be pink. I added a bit of the pink paint to it to change it up. My journaling showed up really well with a white gel pen.
Here you can see how shimmery the glaze is. I wound up going back over the grid paper with the light pink paint. I used a few pieces of patterned paper under my photo to make it stand out a bit more.
I fussy cut a few leaf sprigs from one of the Pinkfresh Studio papers and tucked in a few of the gold glitter Thicker leaf sprigs. Those pretty flowers are Simple Stories Chipboard pieces. I also used a few of the Amy Tangerine clear stickers.
One more close-up of all the pretty colors and details!
I hope this gives you some ideas to try on your next layout. I highly recommend trying the Heidi papers on a dark background. Give it a go! Here’s my process video showing how I created this page.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!