Player of the Match Layout by Monique Lowe

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Hello creative friends! Monique Lowe here with a brand new colorful layout! I’ve used the bright Blooming Wild collection and two cut files (Soccer and Hexagons Background) to complement the theme of my layout, along with a big splash of bold mixed media!
I started with the Soccer ball cut from black cardstock and used it initially as a stencil to make a few light pencil markings on a sheet of 12x12 mixed media cardstock. I positioned it in the top left corner with the soccer ball partially off the page. I marked the edge, as well as the cut-out Hexagons Background to guide my mixed media. Using Ecoline Liquid Watercolors and working with one color at a time, I dripped the colors within the pencil markings and used a wet paint brush to smoosh the colors around. I slowly added more colors, allowing them to blend slightly, and used a paper towel to dab up and control colors I didn’t want to blend too much. I added black and colorful splatters around the edge of the shape. Once dried, I stuck down the cut file. Next, I machine stitched around my 6x4 photo and backed it with vellum as well as Paper 9 and Paper 5, placing it toward the bottom left of my layout. The silver photo corners from the Chipboard Stickers finished off my photo perfectly. At this point I decided to add a strip of green at the bottom of my page to give the illusion of grass. I cut the bottom of my background at a slight diagonal and filled the missing space with Paper 15. Using a variety of Epoxy Word Stickers from the Wonders collection, I filled the edge of the soccer ball with tone-on-tone words and added in a few text phrases from the Blooming Wild Sticker Book. To add texture, I machine stitched over each phrase with white thread. To finish off my layout, I added in my title as well as a few color coordinating hexagons, creating 3 little clusters. I used the Hexagons Background Cut File and Paper 22, as well as a few fussy cut hexagons from Paper 4. Last but not least, I added in my date using two little tabs from the Sticker Book and a small tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts, which completed the cluster on the left of my photo and my layout! I never tire of creating colorful pages and this was no exception! Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you feel inspired to get creative with Blooming Wild and Paige's cut files too!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILDEpoxy Word Stickers from the Wonders collectionwhite cardstockblack cardstockvellumDistress Inks; Cut files: Soccer and Hexagons Background by Paige Evans

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