Lovely Day

Lovely Day
Hey friends! Brianna here today and the Simple Vintage Essentials Color Palette collection is honestly, one of my favorite collections ever. I love all of the vintage pieces and especially love that there's a rainbow of colors that are just so gorgeous. I couldn't resist doing a page featuring all of those colors and I'm so excited to share it with you:
I thought it would be fun to print my photo pretty big, so that I could die cut it into a large circle. I wanted to surround it with the patterned papers from the collection and have them all peek out from behind it. I pulled out the 12x12 Collection Kit and trimmed out 1"x12" inch strips of each patterned paper. I wanted to use both sides of the paper, so I cut each strip in half and ended up with two 1"x6" inch strips of each color. In the end, I didn't need the full 6" inches in length since I wasn't sure how much would be peeking out from the photo. I ended up only having about an inch or two show.
Next, I traced my photo on a piece of Warm White Color Vibe cardstock. This would give me a guide to how much space I had to adhere all of my strips down. I went in rainbow order and layered each strip together and adhered them all down. I alternated the height of each one to give it some interest and also distressed and roughed up their edges as well. I put foam tape on my photo and adhered it to all of my strips. I love how both sides of each paper are displayed. So many different beautiful patterns!
I couldn't resist the perfect opportunity to embellish tone on tone aka color blocking! I started with my title and used a phrase from the Foam Stickers. I added onto it using the Type Keys Cool Alphas and arranged them both in the purple section of my page. I love how it ends up on the side of my photo. So fun!
I wanted to create another layer under my paper strips, so I pulled out the Rub-Ons and applied them around my page. The butterflies were peeking out from the distressed strips and I'm so happy with how they look. I then went through and sprinkled in the butterflies from the Chipboard Stickers. I needed a few butterflies for the black and cream sections, so I grabbed the Sticker Book and found some in there.
It was time to include a few smaller elements, so I chose the foam hearts from the Butterfly & Floral Foam Sticker pack. I also pulled in the text stickers from the Cardstock Sticker sheet and adhered those down as well.
For a finishing touch, I sprinkled in the Cool and Warm Glossy Enamel Dots. I also added in ink splatters using Distress Oxide inks in coordinating colors.
Here's one last look at this page:
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope that I've inspired you in some way. Have you tried embellishing using the tone-on-tone method? This collection is perfect for this technique, and I hope you'll give it a go. See you in my next post friends!
Simple Stories Supplies Used:
Simple Vintage Color Palette Essentials, Color Vibe Warm White Cardstock

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