I started out with the vanilla background and used some of my faves: Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Gold and Blush. Instead of spraying on the mist, I flicked the paint on using the cap/tube.
I picked a photo of us that I love and wanted it to stand out on the page. I used layering to do this. Here is the finished result:
Layering can be very simple. I started by trimming my photo down to the size that I thought looked best and created a white mat border for it. I decided to layer 3 pieces/colors of paper behind the matted photo. I trimmed each layer a little larger than the last to create a layered and colorful border. Last I tucked a couple of colored strips of pattern paper behind the framed and layered photo. TIP: When creating layers I don't glue right to the edge. I run the glue 1/4-1/2" away from the edge in case I decide to tuck more things behind the layers (like the banners beneath the photo that I added at the end).
I didn't want a busy layout competing with the photo but did tuck a small embellishment cluster down in the lower left corner of the page. I used one of the arrows from the Citrus Twist Arrows 1 pack (new in the CTK store). I anchored the base of the page with a strip of color made up of two pieces of patterned paper. The small typewriter stamps available in this month's kit subscriptions and as a stamp add-on were a perfect touch for the page.
Thanks for visiting the Citrus Twist blog today and seeing what I created using December's scrapbooking kit add-on "Vintage." We'd love to see what you do with this simple technique posted in our gallery. Stay tuned for more scrapbook kit reveals through December 4th, with reveal on the 5th.
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