Hi friends! Paige Evans here today to share a layout with some of my favorite scrapbooking tips and techniques, namely, rainbow colors, fussy cutting, mixed media, and the tone-on-tone look. All with my brand new Wonders collection which starts shipping in a few weeks!
To begin, I grabbed the three butterfly filled papers from the 6×8 Paper pad – two of which have gold foiling details, swoon! I spent some time fussy cutting them all out which I find relaxing and fun. You could also use the PixScan feature with Silhouette to have the machine cut them out for you or enlist the help of a family member to make it go quicker 🙂
Then I pulled the rainbow striped paper from the 12×12 Paper Pad and did some mixed media on the background. First I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and then came in with watercolors, splashing them tone-on-tone to create pops of color and interest. Once the background dried, I loosely placed all of the butterflies on top to see if I liked the direction the layout was going. I did! Continuing on!
I found a photo of our family at the Animal Kingdom and I thought the colors and theme of the layout went together well. I added the photo to the bottom right side and then used liquid glue to attach all of the butterflies in place – I only added a dot of glue to the centers to let the wings lift and bend like real butterflies.
To continue with the tone-on-tone look, I added a few sentiments from the Cardstock Stickers overlapping the edges of the photo as well as a “TODAY” Banner Sticker and then came in with a few words from the Puffy Phrase Stickers placed on the colored stripes. For the journaling, I tore a piece of a pink floral Ephemera Die Cut, tucked it under the picture, and wrote the caption with a blue pen. All done!
I hope you are inspired to pick up my new Wonders collection when it’s available and implement some of these scrapbooking tips and techniques into your pages!
Supplies used: Wonders Collection – 12×12 Paper Pad 34004810; 6×8 Paper Pad 34004821; Cardstock Stickers 34004823; Banner Stickers 34004836; Puffy Phrase Stickers 34004826