Hello there! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection. I just love the deep, rich colors in this line. I decided to create an artsy page by using lots of watercolors on my background to enhance the colors in the papers. I began with the Artisan paper, which is a pretty white and grey wood grain. It’s a great neutral paper, so it’s perfect for a background. I chose a black & white photo to really let all the colors shine. I used a pinwheel type cut file from The Cut Shoppe and cut them in lots of different patterned papers. I used matching watercolors and sprays to add to the background using plastic packaging, a paint brush and also just spraying directly onto the paper. I covered a lot of the background with white gesso first to allow the colors to blend easily and to give the paper a textured barrier so the liquids didn’t just soak right through it.
I just randomly placed all the pinwheels onto the paper once it was dry and then decided where I wanted my photo. I sorted through the cute Wood Veneer package and used three hearts to create a visual triangle around the page. I also used one of the adorable Rubber Charms and added some tangled thread for added color and texture.
The Chipboard Stickers in this collection are just gorgeous. I used the big “LOVE” letters and paired them up with one of the Flair Buttons to create my title. I used a few die cuts from the Ephemera Pack as well. I love the dimension from the the chipboard.
I did add some machine stitching with grey thread through several of the pinwheels. I love how the edges roll up and give a nice 3D look. Bringing your papers and embellishments up off the page just gives it that little something extra 🙂
Here’s the area above the photo. I added some paper layers behind it as well as some foam adhesive. I love the shadowing effect that creates. I added another die cut here above the photo.
Here’s one last close-up below the photo. Another die cut and a chipboard piece, and my journaling area down below to finish it off.
I hope this inspires you in some way! This collection really is beautiful, and we love seeing what you guys are creating with it. I have a process video if you’d like to check it out.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!