My idea for this tutorial was to create a layout built on a simple composition but made with various techniques.
I grabbed a few pink, magenta, red and white supplies from October Story Board scrapbook and documenter kits. I prepared a 'Europe' craft die (this is my totally favorite die EVER!), stitching stencil and stamps from the kits.
In my first step I created layers under the photo using a recycled vellum bag, pieces of patterned papers, and journal cards. I also added an old tag (recycled label) with white twine. I chose this amazingly bold, magenta paper as a background for my page (yep, it wasn't easy). When all the layers were stuck together I checked which elements would suit to the composition.
I haven't used my Big Short for ages! It was a perfect occasion to dust off this beauty. I was looking for the perfect paper to cut this Europe map. It couldn't be pink or red and plain white didn't look good either. I finally used a journal card with pink sentence.
I glued all cut elements to the photo (distinguishing the two countries, Poland and UK, using dimensional foams). At first sight I knew that some white splashes (made by Mister Huey's Opaque White mist) would make this layout more consistent.
I looked at the page from a distance and decided to distinguish both countries even more than only lifting them. I took a set of watercolors and painted these pop up elements using yellow cyan shade (yellow with a drop of orange). This color highlights important elements from the map perfectly and it gave a dimension that they needed.
I also rejected the pink rubber heart. The layout looked too bland so I swapped this embellishment with another rubber heart, but this time I chose the red one. Next I pasted sentences printed on the thin stripes.
I made up my mind and finally decided to embroider the title (fancy technique which is rare). I used my old Amy Tangerine's set with alpha stencils.
I put together two shades of threads: yellow and silky orange to make the stitching.
Then I stamped grid lines with a stamp from the Story Board scrapbook main kit and black ink - three raws in two columns.
I found an interesting way to affix those black, fancy number clips not using any extra piece of paper. I just cut two tiny lines using a craft knife...
...and slipped clips inside. The inner part is invisible and the layout is flat.
At the end of my creative work I wrote journaling using a white crayon. Now check out the final project and see the close-ups.
I made a simple composition and used 6 different techniques: layering, die cutting, splashing, watercoloring, stitching and stamping - pretty awesome in my opinion. Hope you felt inspired at least by one of them to create your own project. See you next time.
Supplies: "Story Board" Documenter Kit, "Story Board" Scrapbook Kit, Koi Watercolor Paint set, Europe Stamp and Craft Die Set