Hello friends! Leigh here, to share a layout using Jana's challenge this week. Create your own embellishments easily with the Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die Sets! I made mine with left over shrink film, and Vicki Boutin Paint Pens.
I used the new cut file available from the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Community on Facebook, to cut all the leaves on my Silhouette. After shrinking the stamped leaves they look like little jewelry embellishments on the finished page. I scattered them among the cut file leaves.
Here are the shrink film images after they were stamped and painted. I painted the backs, and stamped the front, because the paint pens are opaque. Painting the back will hide any imperfections, while the front image stays crisper. Don't worry if your stamped images aren't perfect, as it won't show by the time you shrink them. :)
Here are the leaves and the shrink film DIY embellishments on the page. I created an art crayon watercolor mixed media area and let it dry first, then added all my elements to the right hand side. I mixed in some Field Notes puffy stickers too, since they were a similar size to the DIY embellishments. I stamped some words from the stamp set, and the Vicki Boutin Rotary Stamp.
I backed the cut files with patterned papers from the Field Notes line, that read as solids. I used the VB Pigment Ink Color Wheel inks to blend on some darker ink to create an ombre effect before I glued it to the backs of the cut files. Since the brush stroke pattern on the bottom of the layout is strong and the watercolor area creates a lot of pattern, I wanted the leaves to be somewhat subtle.
The journaling is placed right below the photo and the chipboard Field Notes Thicker set creates a horizontal line to cross the vertical elements on the page. The title is also from the free cut file set available in the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Community. The yellow leaves were splattered with watercolor made with the Art Crayons.
The finished layout has an embellishments cluster at the top left, since the photo has a lot of weight to it. The DIY shrink film leaves add a bit of dark contrast to coordinate with the photo. This ended up being a color scheme I have never attempted before, but I like how it turned out! The pattern at the bottom was the in aspiration for the page! Thank you for visiting today, and I hope you join in the fun with this week's challenge by Jana and free cut files!
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Double-Sided Patterned Card Stock
Vicki Boutin Field Notes 12x12 Paper Pad
Vicki Boutin White Foundations Mixed Media Art Paper
Vicki Boutin Art Crayons #1 and #2 Warm and Cool sets
Escape The Ordinary Thickers
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Sticker Embellishments
Vicki Boutin Watercolor Brushes
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Stamp and Die Set (Escape)
Vicki Boutin Color Wheel Pigment Inks (warm and cool)
Vicki Boutin Rotary Stamp