Hello friends, it is Neftali Zambrano with you here today and I am so excited to be here sharing with you my first blog post and challenge as Guest Designer this month. I wanted to start off with my very favorite techniques: layers, and texture.
So first, let us start with your challenge. Post your finished layout on the Project Gallery under the Texture and Layers contest for a chance to win a $5 gift card from ACherryOnTop.com. This challenge ends on January 27 at 12 am EST. I have created a graphic that you can save to your phone or tablet with a few tips on accomplishing this challenge.
For this project, I am working up a 12x12 layout. But first, let us dig into the supplies and the steps for creating this 12x12 layout. Crafty time!
I started off by setting out all of the Maggie Holmes Marigold collection bits I ordered from the shop, I wanted to create a layout with those matching stickers and papers. As a base for my layout, I used the 12x12 specialty gold-foiled scalloped sheet, which I backed on a soft pink 12x12 cardstock sheet. The gold foil specialty sheet is such a stunning page. I wanted to bring out all its beauty by using it as my base, and it was also partially a challenge because I am not very used to using a colored background. But I went for it anyway. I challenge you to also use a colored background, especially if you’re not used to it.
I created a central cluster on my page using lots of layers, texture, and dimension. I added two doilies from my personal stash of supplies to create a contrasting color below all the layers. I created layers of dimension by using chipboard stickers, and by adhering to my cardstock stickers and ephemera using dimensional pop adhesive.
Finally, I added contrast also by adding black elements like stickers and black ink splatters. Here are a few more closeups for you to enjoy… I hope that you are feeling inspired to recreate this layout for our Challenge!
Check out the video below if you would like to watch how I built the layers and created this whole layout step by step.
Thanks for coming by today. It is such a pleasure to be here with all of my crafty friends at A Cherry On Top. If you join the challenge below, please share your image in the Project Gallery under the Textures and Layers contest.
Stay tuned all month to see what she will create!