Hello sweet friends! It’s Kylie back with you today to share another new layout I have been working on, featuring the super awesome “LEGENDARY” collection. I knew I wanted to work with some mixed media for this design and to keep it fairly monochromatic.

To create my framed background, I layered OFFBEAT, ONE WAY and BRAVE HEART papers. (I had carefully removed the centres of the papers first, just leaving a frame, to avoid wastage.) Each piece had been trimmed down slightly smaller than the previous to achieve a stacked appearance. I added a white card stock to the top layer, ready for some mixed media. Using a black fine tip marker, I drew a free-hand border around the edges.

Some Aqua toned watercolour was added to my large acrylic stamp block and I proceeded to stamp colour in the centre of my background. I kept adding until I was happy with the result.By using a ‘stamping’ technique allows me to control where I want the colour to be more effectively.Once dry, I took some stamps from my stash which I thought matched well with the Legendary collection and added them throughout my background. One in navy ink, the other in black.

I had three photos of my son I wanted to use in sequence. The ‘sure take my photo, hey whats over there?’ shot, the ‘here’s your nice one Mum’ shot and the  ‘OK, I’m so done now’ shot. When you keep clicking your camera, I love the photos you end up with! I printed them in black and white, the larger measuring 4″ x 4″ and the two smaller are 2″x 2″. I adhered them in place with foam tape and was then able to add some die cuts and a title surrounding my cluster.

To finish my layout, I added a very large date stamp to the lower left corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and seeing my layout. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own scrapbooking.

Kylie. xx

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