Hello chickens, hope you are well.
Here, as promised is the second of four Magazine Medley posts.
Hope you like it.
This time around I went for a monotone effect with a blue/green colour range.
I was quite impressed with the result. I shouldn’t get ahead though.
I’ve not done a blow by blow on this one as I’m trying to give as much time to making, and less to typing, as possible.
There are however a couple of things that I’d like to share with you about this one.
The first is a colour coordination tip.
If you have most of your ‘ingredients’ but find that the decorative paper that you have is just a tad away from the colour that you want it to be, try giving it a blush coat with a distress ink that closely matches the colour you want, you’ll be surprise how well a very light layer of colour can change the entire tone of the paper.
Second is, as you probably already know, that using the same ink to blush the edges of the main image can help tie the design together better.
Oh, one more thing. If you crumple paper, ink it and then want it to be flat again, give it a very light spritz with water, slip it into a plastic document wallet (the plain type it’s no popper or fastener) and a then pop it under a book for a while.
Anyway, back to the plot. To decorate and finish this one I used the some background card stock and white card stock to create some flowers using Britannia Chrysanthemum dies and quilling dies,
The pennants were the same die used in Magazine Medley 1.
The final touch was to die cut a set of leaves and then use these to make a laurel border.
Oh, and of course, a little sparkle via some gems.
Really like how this one came together and also love that monotone doesn’t always have to mean black and white.
What do you think? Would you have done anything differently? It would be good to hear your thoughts.
Right, more to do, hope you enjoyed this one and I will see you again tomorrow for number three of four.
Bye for now.