Combining a Cutfile & mixed media | Christina Buresch-Leyrer

Hello everyone! It’s Christina here with a new layout inspiration. A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend sent me some photos of her son and his best friend that I could incorporate in a scrapbooking layout, and those were the coolest photos ever! The kids were wearing sunglasses for a little photoshoot they had, and since one of the Hip Kit Club exclusive July cutfiles says “too cool for my shades”, I knew straight away that I wanted to combine it with one of the photos.

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To match the black and white photo, I painted the cutfile with some black acrylic paint. I didn’t use the outline of the cutfile, just the inner parts, and once the paint was dry, I framed the photo with the letters.

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I also clustered a lot of embellishments (from the July 2019 Main Kit + the Embellishment Kit) around the photo that I had backed up with some papers from the Main Kit and one of the cards from the Pocket Life Kit.

I always try to tug some embellishments behind the photo, and also put some on top to create more dimension and to make it look more interesting.

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I also used some Pinkfresh Studio Enamel Dots from the Pocket Life Kit and some Carta Bella Decorative Brads from the Embellishment Kit to embellish some of the flowers.

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I finished off the layout with some black and pink shimmer spray splatters around the embellishment clusters.

I really love how the layout turned out, especially the contrast between the bold, black letters and the soft, warm colours from the Pinkfresh Studio patterned paper!

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That’s it for today, my crafty friends. I really hope you like my layout and that I could inspire you to use some colour on your cutfiles to make them match the way you want to. Just use some acrylic paint, or some sprays, or even a stamp pad. Whatever you have on hand – it’s really easy!

XOXO

Christina

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