VIDEO: Color Theories - Blue // 12x12 Mixed Media Layout Process

June 17, 2017

Happy weekend friends! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far. I have another brand new scrapbooking layout to share with you and I hope you're excited! This is part of the Color Theories series which you probably gathered from the title, but this week we're featuring blue! If you haven't heard of the Color Theories series before, I'll explain. This is a YouTube collab with Ariana from The Crafty Ways and we decided to do a series we would feature one color per layout. We are going in rainbow order, so there's plenty for you to catch up on if you've been missing out! Let's hop right in to this blue beauty!

I started my layout with a bright blue cardstock background. I have slowly realized that this is the easiest way for me to feature a color on a layout. I find that my patterned papers have too many colors in them and didn't suit the challenge well. I really bashed a lot of embellishments that I have been meaning to use on this layout as well. It's a simple layout with lots of tiny layering elements.

I started my scrapbook layout with a little bit of mixed media. I used a stencil from Target and some white modeling paste to add a lot of fun texture and movement on the layout.  The arrow pattern on the stencil is really what creates the movement, but since I also left some areas not completely filled in, your eye will follow the dwindling pattern all the way across the page.

Let's jump right into clusters now! In the top left I used washi tape as a base for my cluster. I also wanted to use some stamps on this layout and thought that this Lawn Fawn cat playing represented my cat well. I simply stamped it and watercolored the image. I used an Elle's Studio cut apart that says "My Favorite People" at the top. I sprinkled some silver glitter enamel dots, wood veneer stars, and blue glitter stars from Freckled Fawn to finish off this cluster.

Now to move on to the title cluster! The official title is "play time" which is made out of a Freckled Fawn wood veneer piece and some silver glitter chipboard stickers. I layered my title on a ombre blue tag from Target. Target clearanced out their summer $1 section last year and I went to town when things were on sale for .50! To the left of my title, I layered some puffy stickers from Paper House on to my photo that read "Best Friends". I used a chipboard clock from BoBunny to go along with the title. I used another puffy sticker heart from Paper House to bring in some more white. Lastly for this cluster, I used a Freckled Fawn chipboard word sticker that reads "I. can't. even." which is so cute!

In this picture you can tell that my photo cluster is up on foam to give it dimension. The doily tucker under helps tone down the bright blue background. I used a Neat and Tangled stamp set for the "Practically Purr-fect" banner. I included more chipboard and wood veneer stars and enamel dots. I hope you enjoyed this week's Color Theory video! Be sure to check out Ariana's as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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