Hi friends !
Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, how’s it going? Hope you are having a pleasant day.
Today, I’d like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled XOXO or “Hugs & Kisses”, this is a love themed layout for Valentine’s day.
I’ve used gorgeous papers from the brilliant new “You N I” Collection by Bob N Betty. This paper pack has a wonderful color palette, water-colored floral images, hot & steamy painted images of a couple embracing and tons of coordinating sentiments that can be fussy cut & used as titles, so no need for stamping. It would work great for all kinds of paper crafting projects. Since Valentine’s Day is near, I thought of making a romantic layout 🙂
Here are a few photos of the Mixed Media Layout- XOXO (Hugs & Kisses):
For this layout, I started with a 12 by 12 heavy weight white cardstock. I chose one of the pretty floral papers with vertical lines from the brilliant You N I collection as my background. I tore the pattern paper and adhered it to a torn heavy weight black cardstock. The torn, deckled edges add interest to a mixed media piece. These were adhered to the white cardstock. Then, I chose the photo and fussy cut coordinating images, sentiments and florals from the You N I pack, these were used for layering. Other elements used to create the layers included, flowers, net, twine, pollens & die cuts. Once all the elements were gathered and ready, I layered them and formed a composition I was happy with. After that I added color with Lindy’s sprays and distress oxide inks, creating the dripping effect. Then to add interest to the background, I did background stamping with black and shadow grey archival inks. For added texture and details, I added Nuvo’s White Crystal Drops and Dress My Craft Little Hearts in clusters, all over the central composition. To add shine & more texture, I mixed Prima’s Art stones mini and regular sized, silver sequins, glitter with Prima’s soft matte gel and applied it to some areas of the layout like near the floral clusters. In the end, I created black and white splatter with inks.
That’s all for today.
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Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great week!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.