Hi again everyone! Kirei here with my take on Niki’s fab ‘Using the Negatives’ technique class from the last GoGo Getaway. This was Niki’s original layout….
So, I also decided to use a die-cut heart as I had it in my stash and had been waiting to use it…. it’s called ‘Bits & Pieces Background’ and was from the Just Nick online store. Seems like we have a bit of a theme going with die-cut hearts as Lorraine used one in her last blog post too!
Rather than leave it all white I used watercolours to paint the heart. To do this I kept the entire die-cut intact (heart outline and small inner pieces) and painted over it with three colours that matched the ‘Pretty Little Studio’ papers that I used to mount the photo…though you can’t actually see them that much in the end! I left it to dry and then removed the heart outline part of the die cut and lightly stuck it to my white cardstock background. Using sticky foam pads I attached all of the small inner pieces to the white cardstock using the heart outline as my guide. Remove the heart outline carefully when done. I added some splatters of the three colours over and around the edge of the heart.
I then added a photo which I mounted on two different patterned papers. To finish off I just went through my stash and picked out a load of little embellishments in matching colours and stuck them onto the heart pieces. My title is from the new Maggie Holmes ‘Carousel’ range.
Why don’t you give this technique a try, it’s a great way to use those bits from a die-cut that generally get thrown out, and don’t forget to post your finished layouts to the GoGo Getaway Facebook page!
Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!