Hello Jillibean Soup Friends! It is Leanne here today sharing with you a Shades Of Color Soup layout. This new collection covers all the beautiful colours of the rainbow and I was especially inspired to create my layout because of this idea alone!
I wanted a bright and fun layout to accompany the photo of my son with his favourite stuffed animal. The colours in the photo are quite neutral, which allows greater flexibility when it comes to using colour on the page.
The Shades of Color Soup patterned papers are complemented beautifully with Jillibean Soup Happy Hues. Here’s a closer look at how I brought this page to life.
step 1. After selecting your paint colour choices, add a small amount to a paint palette and slowly add drops of water to create a watercolour wash. You want the paint to move freely on the cardstock, rather than apply thick acrylic paint layers.
Allow each layer to dry thoroughly before adding the next. Once the painted area is dry, leave your cardstock under a heavy weight overnight. Unless you choose to use watercolour paper as your base, the cardstock will tend to warp from the layers of paint.
step 2. Trim the colour wheel paper piece from the Pea Pod Parts in half and adhere to the top and bottom of your page, on the diagonal.
step 3. Create a title to wrap around the lower semi-circle paper piece using the rainbow Coordinating Label Stickers from the collection.
step 4. Create a patterned paper layered stack to support the photo which will also ground the image to the colours on the background cardstock. I’ve also added a layer of vellum to soften the edges of the patterned paper.
step 5. The extra detail on my layout is created using small squares of paper trimmed from the Cool Cast patterned paper. The squares are scored to allow each corner to fold inwards, creating a dimensional detail to be adhered to the page.
step 6. Add visual triangle details with die cut paper pieces from the pea pod parts. Try to layer the pea pod parts on top of or near a similar colour. This creates a subtle tone on tone effect without overwhelming the entire page.
step 7. Finally, complete your page by adding a thin paper strip to the top and bottom of your page and a few details with more tone on tone embellishment such as hand stitching.
Thanks for visiting the blog today. I hope I have inspired you with this layout to create with colour on your next page.
Patterned Paper: Shade of Color Soup/Cool Cast, Sassy Saturation, Bite Size Bits, Gregarious Glow
Pea Pod Parts: Shades of Color
Coordinating Label Stickers: Shades of Color
Happy Hues: Precocious Pink, Yummy Yellow, Amiable Aqua, Gregacious Grey
Wood Veneers: Today