Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Creating a Beautiful Background with Jolaine

Today Design Team member Jolaine Frias is sharing how she transformed plain white cardstock into a beautiful background for her layout.

Here's Jolaine:

I love the look of white backgrounds on layouts but for some reason I always reach for pattern papers. As a personal challenge, I created a page with some white space for my LE work this month. This is how I created my background:

I started by pulling some of my mists that I thought coordinated with the beautiful, bright colors in the kit. I used Glimmer Mist in Sun Sisters, Hoola Hoop, S.W.A.K. and Trunk Bay. I also used an old Prima stamp I had in my stash along with StazOn ink in Timber Brown.

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Next, I stamped randomly around an 11x11 piece of white cardstock. I chose a solvent ink pad because I didn't want my stamped image to bleed when I used the mists. I used a combination of misting and splatting.

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I used the zigzag stitch in my sewing my machine to sew my background onto a sheet of pattern paper.

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I finished my page by adding photos, cut-out design elements from the papers, flowers and other embellishments.

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Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!


Nicole Doiron said...

This layout is GORGEOUS! Thank you for the inspiration!

kimosabescraps said...

So very pretty!!