Hello, Altenew fans!
I used the watercolor brush markers to create a custom background for my layout. The colors I used are Moss, Limeade, Emerald, Evening Gray, Autumn Blaze, and Warm Sunshine. I added strips of color on my background in thicker and thinner strokes for variation. Then I used a water brush and went over everything to soften down the colors and let everything blend together.
I put my background aside to dry and I started preparing my embellishments. To decorate my page, I decided to use pieces of the Botanical Garden Stamp Set. This is one of my all-time favorite sets and I thought the outline images were perfect for this layout.
I stamped a few images in black ink and die cut them with the coordinating dies, using my Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.
I cut a strip of 12″ cardstock and placed it in the middle of my design. Since my background was so bright, I needed some white space to place my photo and title.
I used the die-cut floral images around the edges of the white strip to create a decorative border. Then I simply placed my photo on that white strip and stamped my title from the Playful Blooms Stamp Set.
To finish my design, I added a few black splatters of ink on the white area and white splatters on the colorful areas of my background.