Hi everybody! I'm back today to share a layout I recently created for the BasicGrey booth at CHA in Chicago a few weeks ago using their brand new Serenade collection. This collection has a beautiful vintage feel to it - the colors are very serene, mostly neutral blacks and creams, with just a pop of color here and there. The imagery in the collection is beautiful as well including birds, flowers, maps and vintage music sheets. For my layout I chose to scrap a favorite photo of my family taken during a photo shoot we had at the local arboretum last fall.
I built the base of my layout using neutral papers and patterns. When adding embellishments I chose to really make them stand out from the background of my page by focusing on the fantastic peach and teal in the collection. You can see that I placed my embellishments in a visual triangle leading the eye from one point to the next. I've also incorporated circles at each of of these three points as well, just another way to create cohesiveness in my design.
I created the flower embellishments on this layout using a combination of the canvas flowers from BasicGrey as well as paper flowers and leaves I die cut using metal dies from Papertrey Ink. I really wanted the leaves for my flowers to be green, but there was simply no green paper in this collection to use. Instead of letting that limit my design I simply added distress ink from Tim Holtz to my die cut leaves using a soft foam cushion. Using the foam cushion gives the ink a soft featherlike appearance and I love that you can still see some of the design on the paper through the ink.
I am always looking for ways to make my supplies at hand work for me and altering products by adding ink, mist, or paint is one easy and quick way to do just that. Thanks so much for joining me today! ~ Lynn Ghahary
Be sure to visit Lynn's blog for even more BasicGrey inspiration HERE. And, if you love BasicGrey, you may just want to stop by tomorrow!!! Have a great Thursday everyone!