Jan 5, 2020

HAPPY TOGETHER - Pinkfresh Studio Monthly Challenge

Hi there!
I am so happy to have been invited back for a new term with Pinkfresh Studio -it was a check on my crafty bucket list, and i am so blessed to make it a double one-.   To start the year, we are reviewing the past years challenges and welcoming all to play along with us.

For my page, i chose the September 2019 challenge -Mixed Media and Watercolors- for my layout.    The color palette of the challenge was taken from the Just A Little Lovely collection, and it was perfect for what i had in mind.

I started with a gesso piece of double cardstock to which i added splashes of Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolor to match the colors in the Just A Little Lovely collection ( Purple, pink/coral,and light blue). 

While the background dried, i heat embossed -white embossing powder- a few images created using the  Floral Cluster Stamp set.  Once cut with the coordinating die, i used the liquid watercolors to detail each of the flowers in the image using colors that match the  paper collection.

I backed the picture of my family with a paper from the Office Hours collection so that it matched the soft coral tone of the collection.  I used the Rainbow with Splatters Washi Tape to create watercolor alike panels on cardstock, and used the Essentials: Lacey Edgers die set to cut a few of the panels into detailed strips. These were pieced together to repeat the colors of the background and then layered under the picture in two rows.

To build the layout, i added the watercolor images to the side of the picture and bulked up the clusters using fussy cut flowers -Just  A Little Lovely collection papers- and some acetate die cuts.  Just a few extra embellishments were added to each of the clusters.  All that was left was to add a title -created with  a combination of Alphas from the Just a Little Lovely and Home for the Holidays collection- .  I added a small cluster right under the title to help balance the page.

I love how this page turned out!  All the Pinkfresh Studio stamps, papers, dies, washi tape and liquid watercolor are designed to coordinate together, so the design came together so easily and with lovely results.

Remember to stop by the Pinkfresh Studio blog to check all the details of the challenge and join in to have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store. 

You can always contact me if you have questions on how this came together.


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