Created By Gwen, CUT to YOU, Inspiration

LOVELY | CUT TO YOU

Hi Creative Friends,

I’m back today to share my latest creation using my new CUT to YOU Cut files and this one has all of the colours!!  I am loving all of the rainbow projects I’m seeing of late and am not sure if it’s #trending but I just love them and was so keen to jump on board!  This one is of Miss C quite a few years ago now when she did Ballet.  She not a fan of it now, but I still love looking at these pics of her in her sweet tiara and tutu.

 

I’ve used the background cut file “Rows of Bows” as my starting point and kept it white because I had a very bright plan!   I then went about digging through my smallest paper scraps to find some in lots of fun colours.

Initially, I was going to do this as all the colours of the rainbow… but I ran into a couple of problems, one, there were two extra rows after I had one row of the each of the seven colours and two, I couldn’t find 4 different pieces of purple pattern paper (and I knew embellishments would be an issue too).  So… long story short, I decided to do just some of the colours of the rainbow instead.  Starting with light and dark pink, orange and yellow, and then moving to the greens and blues.  It still gives the look of a rainbow without technically being one.

Once I had backed each row of the file with my paper scraps I positioned it onto my background.  I went with the Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock for this one as I knew I wanted to add in my paint stripes.  I simply added a stripe using a wide brush of the Colour Blast Shimmer sprays to coordinate with the colours in the bows.  It was a simple touch but really made a difference to how the cut file looked against the background.  It really helped it pop off the page.

Next, it was time to add my photo and title which I positioned towards the bottom of the page.  I then went about finding a stack of bits and pieces from my stash to layer colour on colour to embellish.  I highly recommend this for all those bits and pieces you only have one of.  I can sometimes struggle to use these up as I prefer to duplicate elements on my page.   This technique works because even though the elements are different, the colour helps them to fit together.

Here you can see the beautiful painted background poking through the file… definitely going to do this technique again, that’s for sure.

 

I just love love love how this turned out, and anyone with some paper scraps and a few bottles of mist can do it!

Remember too, all of my designs are available as Downloadable files as well as, Custom Cut files for those ladies who don’t own a Silhouette machine.  I will personally cut them for you at HQ and ship anywhere in AUS/NZ.  Visit the website www.createdbygwen.com.au for more info or pop me a message.

Until next time,

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