I decided to start with using the fun arrows cut file that Tarrah designed. I cut several of them using some of the papers from Take Me Away, Maggie Holmes, Echo Park (Main Kit & Paper Kit) and some of the lilac cardstock. I arranged them on the background, adhered them lightly and then went over a lot of the page with gesso. Next, I came in with a few Shimmerz Paints, including the Concrete Shimmeringz from the Color Kit. I added in some pinks and aquas to pull from the papers' colors. I created a fun layer behind my photo using some of the American Crafts glitter washi tape we received. All I did was stick some to a piece of scrap cardstock and layered it behind my photo. I embellished with some die cuts, tags, sequins, punched cardstock, Thickers and acrylic stickers.
Here you can see lots of texture going on, which I love. I mixed and matched my title using Amy Tan Thickers, silver Thickers and black and white chipboard Thickers. I love all the different fonts! I created a fun cluster here at the bottom using die cuts from Take Me Away and a few fussy cut leaves from one of the exclusive papers in the kit. I added a few sequins and some tiny confetti circles I punched out of the lilac cardstock. Those gorgeous mirrored gold pieces are from My Mind's Eye.
Here's a better look at the gold acrylic stickers. I just love how all these fonts look together! Here you can also see that I machine stitched through some of the rows of arrows in a dark grey thread. My journaling fit nicely under my title, so I added a few lines there.
To add color, dimension and texture around my photo, I tucked in a few Take Me Away tags and some fussy cut stems. I added some tangled thread as well as more sequins, confetti circles and acrylic circles.
I love the way these arrows create such a fun background design element. This was a fun color scheme to put together.
Here's a look at the top of the page. I tucked in another little die cut piece here at the top. I really love how the fussy cut leaves curl up on their own...makes them look a little more realistic :)
One more close-up of the mixed media work here...I love how this shimmery grey looks. It pulls all the grey tones from the photos and the layered tag. I never would've thought to put grey, lilac and gold together, but it happened, and it's so pretty!
Here's my process video of how I created this page if you'd like to check it out...I hope you enjoy!
I truly appreciate you all stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)