Hey there, friends! Missy here with a new mixed media layout featuring the Out & About collection. I just love the bright colors in this line, and I love that it has so many possibilities when it comes to travel photos. This photo isn't really about travel; it's my little family walking home from the local park close to our house. But this collection has so many awesome embellishments that fit it perfectly! I decided to back a cut large cut file for my main design and title. This alpha cut file is from The Cut Shoppe.
I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background. I coated a lot the watercolored area with clear gesso to begin. Once that dried, I used the Liquid Watercolors to create a pretty blue area behind the photo and cut file. I used the packaging technique as well as a brush to apply the color. I went through all the embellishments from the collection and used several around the page as well as some pieces that I fussy cut from patterned papers.
I love the different shades of blue here. I fussy cut the GO piece from patterned paper. I pulled some of the Die Cut Ephemera to use as well as a few Puffy Stickers from the Joyful Day collection. I added my journaling right under the photo and tucked in some pretty aqua thread.
I chose four patterned papers to back the cut file with. I just love the bright rainbow colors mixed with the different shades of blue. I popped everything up off the page with some adhesive foam.
Here you can see the dimension and shadowing effects from adding the adhesive foam.
Here above the photo I added in a label that I cut from paper, a die cut speech bubble and a sticker. These embellishments made this layout come together so quickly because everything matched so well and looked great in every spot.
One final close-up here. I just had to use this Exploring the Neighborhood Die Cut since that is exactly what we were doing! I added some foam under it to raise it up. All of the large circles around the page were fussy cut from patterned paper.
I hope you get some ideas to try from this page! It was fun to create. This collection is definitely one of my favorites, and I hope you are inspired to make a layout with it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
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