It is time to get your fingers messy and inky! Nathalie here to give you a bit of inspiration on mixing the beautiful Heartbreaker kits, the Traveler's Notebook Stamp set, and a bit of mixed media.
Well, when i saw all the colors in the Heartbreaker scrapbook kit all I could think about was how to incorporate lots of mixed media in a confined space (so that it is less scary to some!). The solution use the mixed media to back a cut out / cut file.
To create the background, i used the PinkFresh Studio liquid watercolor collection available in the CTK shop, and the packaging technique. As the colors were being added, i was careful not to stretch them outside of the frame of the cut file, as i wanted to try at best to confine the mixed media to the area behind the cut file, and picture.
Once the background completely dried, the cut out (this was created with one of this month's free cut files available at the Citrus Twist Kits shop) was attached using some foam adhesive so that it pops off the page.
Now it was time to complete the layout; first i backed the picture with one of the beautiful Willow Lane Papers included in the Hearbreaker kit, and then added layers of ephemera, elements from the die-cut page (available for free at the CTK shop) and some of the gold chipboard and puffy stickers that are included in the Scrapbook and embellishment Kits. Loving the golden accents on the page! Along the way, I added a few sentiments to the page using this month's Traveler's Notebook Stamp set - Mom Duty -.
Since the picture was placed in the top left corner of the page, a large cluster was placed in the bottom right corner of the page using a combination of the Heartbreaker kit's embellishments such as ephemera (love that big camera form the Amy Tangerine's die cut pack), puffy stickers, and some of the chipboard stickers from the embellishment kit.
The following video will give you a more in depthe look at how this page was put together using the Heartbreaker kits:
I know some are still intimidated by mixed media, but having the mixed media confined to a selected space reduces the messy look of the page, and adds the perfect pop of color to the background, or in this case as the backing of a cut out.
I hope this inspires you to use a bit of mixed media in your memory keeping. Remember to share with us what you are creating with the Heartbreaker kits, we love to see the kits in action and be inspired by all your projects.