2.17.2013

Tone on Tone Texturing

I have to admit that I am beginning to wonder how it is that I found time to blog daily for a while there. I can scarcely stay afloat at this point. I've been lucky to get one or two posts a week. Ack!

Ah well, I do have a layout I am super happy to share with you today. I wish I had taken a photo of the background so I could show you what it looked like before I put together the whole page. Gotta tell you that I was sorely tempted to just leave it like that and admire it for a good long while. That's the sort of crush I had on this 'paper'.

Oh wait, guess what, I do have this pic that I took. It isn't the whole thing, but it'll give you and idea at any rate. Imagine a whole 12x12 paper like this. You'll understand why I was a little bit loathe to cover it up.

 

But alas, I felt I needed to use this as a paper and dress it up further.  What better way to begin then with some masks and mists.  I used a variety of masks from Donna Downey and Studio Calico to create a pastel wash of color on the left of the page.

Then, I started layering some fun pieces from my stash.


I glued each of the 'xo' design pieces down using liquid glue and a bit of time.  What I love here is the tone on tone effect.  It's very subtle, but also powerful.  In the case of this layout, it makes a strong statement about the theme of the page.


All the product came from Blue Moon Scrapbooking so if you want to pick any of it up, you can find the complete list of products used at this post. (There's also a wee video!)


Oh and I wanted to point out that there is a very freeform stitched heart on the page as well.  I thought you'd like to know that this was totally an afterthought.  As in.......after the layout was finished, I thought it would have looked cool if there were a stitched heart over the whole page.  

Not to be daunted, I went ahead and added one.  It may not be perfect, but it's effective and I like the finished effect.  Was I frightened???? YES!  But I'm glad I decided to be brave.

Hope you have a happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping in!

17 comments:

  1. This is just wonderful, even though it is tone on tone it does make a huge impact on the feel of the page and evokes a powerful message.

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  2. Beautiful, I love your background!

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  3. love it, i love using tone on tone a lot and the cameo is great for adding that. the stitched heart was the first thing i noticed and i really love it

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  4. Beautiful page, ursula. I love that you keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

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  5. That paper is fabulous - love the layers of misting/stamping!

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  6. This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that background! WOW!!!

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  7. This turned out great. That background is amazing. What a fun technique.

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  8. love it, what a fantastic page.

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  9. Awesome! I love that you added stamping on top of the die cut.

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  10. I have been wanting to do this with the Memory Box alphabet dies. This is great inspiration. Just love what you did with your layout!

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  11. Most fabulous page. I love the background and can see why you just wanted to sit and take it in!! Awesome.

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  12. This is gorgeous! I love the tonne on tone background, the misting and the stitched heart!

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  13. This is such an awesome idea I love the texture it adds and the message still readable

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  14. Cute layout, love the background just gorgeous :)

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  15. I know what you mean about not being able to blog--that is the same going on here--GREAT layout!

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