I decided to use this beautiful blue and white gingham paper as my background. I wanted to use the scribbly cut file from Just Nick since it totally reminded me of messy chaos...perfect for this photo! In order for it to stand out, I "whited out" some of the background with some white gesso. I smudged a lot of it around with an old gift card and my fingers. I used some Shimmerz Paints in aqua, golden yellow and pink to add some watercolor splotches behind the cut file.
Since I wanted this page to scream MESS, I took this "mess" a step further and added lots of tangled thread under these big letters that I fussy cut. Even though there's a lot of busy things going on, each piece stands out and doesn't take away from the other. I think the contrast of the colorful letters up against the white cut file really helps each piece to be clearly seen. I used a label sticker for my journaling and added a sentiment sticker under that.
I fussy cut this heart from a 6x8 Paper Pad paper and then dismantled a brad so I could glue it down without the prongs getting in the way. I also added some pink tangled thread here. I love the dimension!
I hand drew "hot" on some patterned paper and then just fussy cut it out. I just realized you can still see my pencil marks...oops! :D I added a "hello life" die cut...and I love that the arrow is pointing to the mess.
I hope this inspires you in some way...it was fun to put together and get a little messy!
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