Hello friends, it's Meridy here with you, sharing a layout I made this weekend with the "Gingerbread & Peppermint" Daily Diary and Paper Add-On kits. There are still a couple of these beautiful kits in the store, they are great for documenting winter and Christmas. Today, I used some of the supplies from the kit that are not typically "classic" Christmas colors. The colors worked great with my photos though.
I started with the black and white background paper, and knew I wanted to add a little water color to the design to brighten it up a bit. First, I laid out the photos and a few of the paper embellishments to get my approximate placement. Then I removed those items and started painting the background. The faster I painted, the better it turned out. So I tried not to overthink my brushstrokes or color blending.
Next, I decided that I wanted to paint the "BRR" and "Cold" wood veneers white, so they would pop against the background of the layout. I used white acrylic paint.
Then I adhered all of the photos and paper layers that I had so far. It looked a little bare in places, so I dressed everything up with some of the adhesive chipboard from the kit.
Last, I sketched a double line around each piece of paper and added my journaling. I left a small bit of white cardstock empty, just to journal in. I try to plan my journaling as I am creating the layout, so it fits in and looks like it belongs on the layout.
And that wraps up my layout for today! Thank you so much for stopping by.