One of my favourite scrapping techniques right now is to layer up a whole bunch of papers and embellishments behind my photo and then add decorative details around the edges. I just love the clustered effect of so many layers of paper, but then to leave enough white space around the photo that it doesn't appear too busy.
I find it easier if I keep most of my clustered layers fairly flat, so I stick
to patterned paper, labels, journalling cards, tags and the like. For
this layout I combined papers and digital elements from my February Studio Calico Sugar Rush kit. I'm also really enjoying adding gold details to my layouts lately, but I think the trick is to not overdo it! These handmade gold-dipped arrows and banners from ScrAp This! were perfect for layering in.
But the real inspiration behind this layout was the Kellie Stamps March release "Magical" set. Wanting the Marilyn Munroe quote to become my main message on the page I went
searching for a photo that would suit the theme. I didn't find one with twinkling stars, but I figured this one with all it's sunbeams was close enough!
The itty-bitty star stamp from the set was a really great decorative shape to stamp
repeatedly around the edges of my paper layers with Color Theory Ink. It's no secret that stars are my go-to shape of choice... so I just know I'm going to
be using this set a lot ;-) I specifically chose my Color Theory Ink for this 'technique' because it's really brilliant for allowing you to repeatedly stamp without reapplying the ink. It still gives you a clear image every time, but with varying intensities of the colour, so it gives you this lovely distressed ombre effect.
And with that I say goodbye to my extended Guest Designer stint at Kellie Stamps. It's been an absolute pleasure to 'work' for the gorgeous Kellie Winnell, and a great joy to use her beautifully designed products. It's certainly not going to be the last time you see her stamps on my pages ;-) Thanks for having me Kellie.