How to Create a Big Bold Layout

by Kymona Tracey

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here for the first time as a design team member show you how to create a big bold layout!!  I'm so over the top excited to be here with all of you!!

Let me show you:

big bold layoutI've always wanted to be a NASCAR driver and my sister beat me to the punch.  So I had to create a layout to remind myself that I need to scratch this goal off of my bucket list!! 

My sister's photo is pretty bold. So, I wanted my layout to be just as bold as the photo. To do that I needed my background paper had to have some red, black and white added to it.

Here's how I created this layout:

1. Apply some red and black acyclic paint streaks using a paint brush.

2. Heat set the wet paint a little bit.

3. Take a gift card and run the short end through some white paint.

4. Use the gift card to create a line through the red and black paint, slightly mixing the white paint.

5. Once that is done, press Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink on your palette.

6. Using a paint brush dipped in water, pick up the black ink and slightly tap the brush on your finger to create small splatters.

7. Heat set.

8.Once the page is complete dry, use Watercolor Frames stamp set and Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink to stamp a second generation image in places that has a lot of white space to balance the page out.

Altenew watercolor frame stamp set

9. Now its time to layer your image with pattern paper from the Reflections Scrapbook Kit.

10. Pull out three sheets of pattern paper, two black and white and one with red or close to red as possible.

11. Size up your image so that the pattern papers behind it are slightly bigger then the photo.

layering patten paper

12. Add a date tab to the last sheet of patten paper before taping them all down.

13. Using foam tape, add each layer to one another.

14. Adhere the entire piece to the layout using regular tape adhesive.

15. After that, add the title using the alpha stickers from the Reflections Scrapbook Kit.

Just as I thought I was finish, I remembered the little bit of yellow in the photo.  So I add a couple of yellow enamel dots from the New Day Card Kit to bring out the yellow in the photo.  Along with a couple black ones too.

Nice and easy and pretty fun to create!! What do you think?  Would you consider creating a big bold layout?

Thanks for stopping by!



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Shelly June 19, 2017 - 9:22 am

Such a fun layout!

Kymona Tracey June 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Thank you so much Shelly!!

Kirsty Vittetoe June 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Super cool, super fun!

Kymona Tracey June 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm

Thank you so much Kirsty!!

Barb MacAskill June 19, 2017 - 1:24 pm

I don’t know which is ,more amazing, the NASCAR experience or your fabulous layout! My husband and sons would go Gaga if they had this experience! My youngest son used to race at the local track and he was track champion his second year of racing!
Thanks for sharing this with me!

Kymona Tracey June 19, 2017 - 2:34 pm

Hey Barb!!! Thank you so much!! My sister had the time of her life. I can’t wait to go. My daughter thinks I’m crazy. She said there is no need to go so fast. I’m so competitive in nature that this would be a thrill of a lifetime. Let’s all go!!

Maggie B June 19, 2017 - 4:31 pm

Hi Kymona ~ I would LOVE to do this too!! The first car I ever owned was a (long-used) 1970 Mach I! I adored that car and wish I still had it. I am green with envy that your sister got to do this….and then you too. Such a wild experience! Love the layout you’ve done to honor your sister. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

Katie L June 19, 2017 - 5:12 pm

YES!! I love this layout!! It’s so bold, and you’ve done the picture and story such justice with the design. So perfect.

Sharon Brand June 19, 2017 - 6:21 pm

This is great and yes, BOLD! I love how you used simple tools to create the background.

Marcia Scantlin June 19, 2017 - 6:40 pm

This is so slick. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Kathy S June 19, 2017 - 6:43 pm

This layout is perfect for your sister’s photo. It has lots of movement, like race cars would. Nice job!

Christy June 19, 2017 - 7:10 pm

What a fun layout!

Gilda (McStamper) June 19, 2017 - 7:20 pm

What a fabulous, creative layout.

Becca Yahrling June 19, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Wow, awesome layout! What a fabulous photo!!
And it’s deserving of such a bold layout (and yes, I
would make one).

Denise Bryant June 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Love the bold colors to go along with the pic! Fun page and an exciting memory for your sister!

Memoriesbymanda June 19, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Love your layout and how-to so we can recreate it ourselves. Lucky sister, here’s hoping you get a chance to do the same.

Sue LD June 19, 2017 - 11:25 pm

I like your big bold layout and the way you used paint to create it.

MandaLJ June 19, 2017 - 11:41 pm

Wow! What an amazing experience and a wonderful layout for your sister to remember it by! Love the tiny pops of yellow!

Claudia Fuentes Osorio June 20, 2017 - 2:41 am

Wowwwwwww es un layout increíble , es audaz, es fresco ,refleja el momento me encanta y esa pintura de fondo le queda genial gracias por el explicar el paso a paso .

Tara Prince June 20, 2017 - 9:49 am

Great layout!!

Carla Hundley June 20, 2017 - 1:41 pm

Great look to this
Carla from Utah

Liz O July 5, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Awrsome design, simple yet very powerful but does not distract you from the foto you did a great job with the background TFS!


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