Hey there, friends! Missy here. Today I'm sharing the final layout I created for our Pinspirational Crop that we hosted last month over on our forums. Each of our challenges was inspired by a different type of "pin." One of mine was Abstract Art, and when I found this gorgeous design, I knew right away I wanted to create a layout using the idea. I just love the colors, the triangle shapes and the watercolor effect.
Here is what I created. I really love how it turned out...and it was surprisingly very easy to make. I took a piece of white cardstock and used various inks, paints and sprays to create a colorful watercolor design over the whole page. I did coat it with gesso first. Once the big watercolor design was dry, I took a small square punch and punched a bunch of little squares. Then I just cut each square in half, diagonally, to create small triangles.
From there, I just started arranging them onto another piece of white cardstock, trying to mimic the Pinterest design. I lightly outlined each triangle with a black pen to make them pop just a bit more. The rest is just some stickers & embellishments from American Crafts, one from Elle's Studio, and a few I created myself using stamps & embossing powder. Done!
Here's a good close up of the layers under the photo. I just went through all of my bright goodies from American Crafts...a few different collections.
Aren't these colors just so gorgeous? I added a few coordinating sequins here and there to add more interest, and mainly because I just love sequins :)
I really could stare at these colors all day long...and the watecolor look is just my favorite.
I really would've never have created this if I hadn't seen that Pinterest design! It really does help spark your creativity, and it's great for getting you out of your comfort zone. I think this is one of my all-time favorite layouts! I hope it inspires you to try something new and fun!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!