I wanted to create a mostly monochromatic layout, adding just small pops of colour along the way and this scrapbook layout is full of Bramble Fox yumminess!
I began by cutting several pieces of paper and cardstock down to 3 x 4“.
I backed my black and white photo in black card stock, then stacked the 3 x 4 papers to create the base of my three clusters.
I laid the three clusters on top of my card stock background. I wanted to work out where they were going to be positioned on the page so that I could add some stamping to the background.
I drew a faint pencil line around the clusters so that I had an idea of where I wanted to stamp.
I used stamp #4. This stamp is perfect if like me, you prefer more controlled mixed media.
I do love the effect of mixed media, but feel, my mixed media falls a little short, so the new stamps that Bramble Fox have are perfect for my layouts, they give clear crisp images and make mixed media much easier for me to achieve.
I began by stamping in yellow Tim Holtz ink directly onto my cardstock, then I stamped over the yellow with a strong black ink. I used a Ranger archival black ink as this gave a stronger image.
Each time I stamped, I held my photo cluster over the top to check that I could see enough of the stamping around the cluster. once I had added all of the stamping, I began sticking down the three clusters.
I tend to use reposition or glue (I use Zig glue for this) as this gives me an option to change my mind and move my papers around.
Next, I began to embellish my layout.
I fussycut the speech bubbles, tab and the sunflowers from paper snips, #40 and added to these to the three clusters.
I tucked in a tag to the top and bottom clusters and used the “bee happy “title from the September foxbox as my title, which I added to the Centre cluster.
The September fox box has very cute bees included in it, I used three of these as embellishment on my layout along with a couple of pieces from the travel wordfetti set which is currently available in the shop.
I now had the majority of my layout complete. I used black and white bakers twine in my tags and glued down all of my clusters, snips and perspectives with permanent glue.
I trimmed my card stock taking 1 cm from the top and one side so that I could add a black cardstock border.
I then used a 0.6 journalling pen to doodle around the edge.
Thank you for reading all about how my layout came together.
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