Heart You Layout for iNSD at SCT

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Here is the layout I made for iNSD at SCT - International Scrapbook Day at Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!

Check out the process video to see how this entire layout came together:

I started by creating my own patterned paper. To do this I painted stripes of Vicki Boutin acrylic paint onto smooth white cardstock, scraped white paint into the mix, then splashed white and iridescent spray mists on top. Once the paint dried I die cut lots and lots of different sized and shaped hearts from the painted cardstock. I also die cut the same hearts from a painterly patterned paper (Paper 10 from my first collection with Pink Paislee called Fancy Free). The paint colors were bright and vibrant (just how I like them!) but I felt like they needed to be toned down just a tad and the patterned paper hearts do the trick.
Next I layered all of the hearts together, starting with the biggest and adding continuously smaller hearts on top. I ended up with 16 hearts and had a few leftover tiny hearts that I can use on a different project. I machined stitched a couple times through each heart to keep them together and then bent up all of the layers for lots of fun dimension. 
I chose an aqua textured cardstock background and did some mixed media on the background. First I painted a white acrylic "+" and then added stripes with a stencil and modeling paste to the upper left and bottom right quadrants. Once that dried I painted over it with gesso and used the packaging technique to apply blue and aqua watercolors. I splashed more white spray mist and spritzed iridescent mist on top. Then I machine stitched through the painted "+", using a mix of straight and zigzag stitches.
With the background complete, I quickly finished the layout - I placed the layered hearts over the painted area, machine stitched down each one to attach them in place permanently, and placed tiny heart Stickers in the open spots. I created the title "heart you" using a mix of Thickers and machine stitched them in place. I glued my photo onto a colorful journaling card cut from Pick-Me-Up Paper 01, tucked it into the lower right section, then placed a "definitely" sticker on the bottom edge of the photo. I journaled underneath the photo with a pencil and stamped the date below. The last step was adding more roller stamping below the journaling and by the title.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you found something inspiring on this layout that you'd like to try!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: American Crafts; Paint: Vicki BoutinThickersStickers, journaling card (Paper 01), roller stamp: Pink Paislee; Stencil, spray mists, date stamp: Altenew; Modeling pastegesso: Liquitex; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Sewing machine: Brother; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Hearts cut file: Paige Evans 
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