For this layout I chose a sequence of piccies that proved quite challenging because they don't have a lot of colour or contrast. There were no obvious complementary or highlight colours to use, and anything I had that matched did so too well, and the photos just disappeared. This was a hot favourite for a while, as I love the motion in the pattern, but it was just too similar to the pictures, although that doesn't really come across here:
Although I dithered for days about the paper to use, I was clear from the start that I wanted to use paint streaks and splatters to go with the splashy subject. In the end I went for Kraft card as a base, painted and splattered with brown acrylic paint, and smudged with a little metallic rub-on paint and green blending chalk.
This is what I ended up with. It doesn't come across in the photo, but the photos are at different heights, to help with the idea of Bob running towards us - it made a huge difference over mounting them flat over each other.
I'd love to know what you think, and whether you prefer the swirly greens!
What I used:
Papers: Papermania Kraft card
Embellishments: Papermania cardstock alphabet stickers, Craft Planet heart sticker, Daisy & Dandelion Velour alphabet stickers (heart), DCWV sentiment (Boy stack).
Paints: Anita's acrylic paint, Craf-T metallic rub-on paint, All Night Media blending chalk
- When using chalk on projects you want to last, fix by spraying with hairspray
- The alphabet I used was in a serif font, which didn't match the quote sticker, so I trimmed the letters to be sans serif.
- I was a little heavy handed with paint in a couple of places, but the dried paint was easily removed with a baby wipe.
- The heart on the title is made by layering up two heart stickers: