Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT - BE A LITTLE CRAZY -
Nathalie with you today with a new project that combines stamping, different mediums and a super fun memory into this colorful page. Can i say that the Holiday/winter memory keeping has started with this page!!
The background of this page was built solely with stamps! I started with a gessoed foundation paper, and added some circle stamps using water down acrylic paint. The almost watercolor texture of the paint help create the bokeh effect in the background. I used different cool tones of the acrylic and circle stamps to create the triangle shape in the background. Once the paint dried, I followed the stamping frenzy with the cool color wheel and the different shapes in the Escape stamp set.
To add dimension, first i mixed some art crayon (neutral set) to create watercolor and then used it to stamp the script image (All The Good Things collection) on the background. Next, a bit of white acrylic paint was added through a stencil using the foam applicator. A few drips of the same watercolor used in the script stamping followed, and the last step was adding a small black rim -using a fine black liner- around some of the white acrylic paint circles. LOVE THIS!!!
I found this picture of my kids playing in the snow in my files, and love how it matched the background, so i used some papers and embellishments from the Field Notes collection to create the layers and clusters around it. I made sure to stay within the same color family and shapes. Since i came about Vicki's sticker book this week, I also added some of those images to the clusters.
To use the shape of the background and add movement to the layout -following that of the picture-, I distress the top left corner of the background, and added the clusters following the diagonal line. Then distress the bottom right corner to complete the line, here i added a last cluster filled with stickers from the Field Notes collection and Sticker book. A few lines of journal, and some black ink drops complete this page.
LOVE how this turned out! Some times less is more, and in this case, layers of stamping is all that was needed to create the mood of this page. The following video will show you how it all came together.
Remember to check all of Vicki's releases and mixed media line at your local or online scrapbook store, and if you have questions on how this was put together, please do not hesitate to contact me. I cannot wait to see what this page inspires.