The Deconstructed Layout with Anita!

Monday, August 25, 2014


Hi everyone, it's Anita here today to share another Deconstructed Layout with you.

I am so loving the Capture The Moment Kit from Frosted Designs- I have made several layouts with it now and every single one looks different! Be sure to get one while they last. 


Today I want to talk about using a LOT of the same color, without overwhelming your layout with it. 
You CAN do it!
Here is a look at my layout. Of course, I had to have some pink on it. I used Prima papers from the Capture The Moment kit, and Princess Collection Kit.
This is my second layer from the bottom, and I love the pattern, but wanted more color. So after I punched the edges, I inked it- and I mean I really inked it! The ink extends about 2- 2.5" in from the edge. 
I started with the lightest color of ink I wanted to use, then added a darker color of ink
 just along the edge of the paper.
Next up, I used my VersaMark  around one side at a time, and added a bit of texture with Lindy's Stamp Gang Hibiscus Rose Orange Embossing Powder.
I also used Lindy's on my Blue Fern Studio's Chippie- this time Golden Angel Wings. You can see on the upper layer of paper, just under the chipboard, I stamped using the Heart Flourish Splash stamp and an ink one shade darker.  I added the small burlap flowers to the centers of a couple of larger flowers for the corners.
 I added more flowers, butterfly and brad, all included in the Capture the Moments kit, to the lower corner.
I also added some faux stitching with my Signo White pen.
This photo illustrates how I wanted to use my color how it all came together. For the most part my layout is a monotone, mainly PINK. However, I separated each layer of pink with a NEUTRAL. Starting from the corner there is;
1. The background page
2. the PINK punched page
3. the neutral flower die-cut and chipboard
4. the PINK edge of the punched paper
5. the white portion of the punched paper
6. the PINK cardstock
7. the photo
So, the moral of our story is this:
if you want to use one color in abundance, be sure to place it between layers of neutral colors
and it will be fabulous!
I hope you give this a try, and I would love to see how it turns out!




4 Comments »

4 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout with Anita!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and that photo!!!!!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love all the embossing and inking!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So gorgeous Anita and sweet!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Anita this is beautiful! I couldnt get my message to record yesterday.. anywho.. I just love how you layered your colors on top of same color family.. I hope your explanation makes others not afraid to try it to. I also appreciate the use of neutrals to break up the layers.. and almost frame them.. giving the eye time to give each layer the attention it deserves! Very Well done!! :)