Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Together

Hey everyone!  I'm back with another NSD layout.  I'm entering it into several challenges, but the impetus was a challenge at Big Picture Classes to somehow include a color wheel in your layout.

I'm adapting a technique I used for a card several years ago.  I love it because it is fast and easy, but packs a punch.  Basically, you lay down a scrap piece of cardstock, and spray some mist on your base, kind of over top of the scrap piece so you get a defined line.  Then you move the scrap piece to uncover some 'virgin' territory on your base and spray again, and repeat all the way around.  This allows the colors to do some blending and overlapping while still maintaining definition between colors.

I trimmed the sprayed piece of cardstock down, mounted it to some black cardstock, stitching it down for some extra texture and adhesion since the sprayed pieces was a bit warped.  A little bit of black splatter finished the background off.

Since the background is so bold and kind of the star of the show, I kept everything else pretty simple.  The photo is layered over a couple pieces of patterned paper.  The photo and top piece of paper were adhered together and popped up over the black and white piece in order to create a channel for an Elle's Studio tag that contains the journaling.  I added another tag from Elle's Studio at the bottom for a bit of balance, and the title in Black Thickers.

Bright and fun and fast, my kind of scrapbooking!


  1. What a super FUN technique! Looks great. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Very cool effect this technique created...will have to try something like this soon.

  3. It is absolutely gorgeous Miriam and that touch of black is perfect to make your amazing background "pop"!

  4. Love how you added the color.. this layout is awesome