Hey scrappy peeps! My scrappy friend Christine Meyer invited me to join her this week and share a process video crafting with black and white patterned papers. I chose to use watercolor as a means of sprucing up the background patterned paper. I used a mix of Koi and Peerless watercolors and then outlined various sizes of the hexagons that can be found within the busy geometrics of this paper.
Black and white papers can come in various "weights". By that I mean the heaviness of black to white, or the weight of one color to another. The background paper I chose from American Crafts is heavier in white than black and thus the color I added didn't need to be as bright as one would like need were it heavier in black. The lighter photo was made "heavier" with the black 4x3 cut apart from Bella Blvd and balanced by the triangle in the top, right. A third "heavy" in the header of the layout creates that visual triangle that guides your eye around the essentials of the page.
It's a bit of a lengthy video, lengthier than I would like. It was tough to find what could be eliminated. I don't create my layout ahead of time, I am literally creating as the camera records so there is a lot of shuffling around of elements of the page. I try and explain why I put things where I do but sometimes there really isn't a good reason other than, it looked right! LOL! Please feel free to ask questions if you have any.
I didn't use any specific manufacturer but rather created a kit of my own consisting of black and whites and the teal/aqua scraps I could dig out of my stash. In the pre-planning stages of this layout, when I chose the hexagon paper as my background, I knew that I wanted to use the snowflakes on the layout as well as the picture is of Mia was sitting in the nook reading while the snow fell outside the window. I also felt that the shape of the snowflakes mimicked the hexagon in the patterned paper too.
The shimmer that is scattered through out the page adds to the sparkly snow feeling I tried to create. I tried to tie the Thicker cloud into the rest of the layout by incorporating other elements from the Thicker packet such as those little crosses.
You can't see some of the more delicate features of this layout very well but there is silver thread and a white snowflake to the left of the Thicker cloud. There are a trio of snowflakes in the layout, each from a different material; white cardstock, silver cardstock and vellum.
I hope you get a change to visit Christine's channel as well! She has a giveaway running all week. If you leave a comment on both her channel and mine, each is worth and entry into a drawing for a $20 scrapbook.com gift card! Very generous! You can find Christine's channel here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2cTnMvJ-FqZqM96oDEeDw
Her specific process video today is here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fW4xy1ADpY
Thanks for joining me today!