The design team was asked to share their favorite technique. It would come as no surprise, I'm sure, that my favorite would be misting chipboard to create a background element and then using the chipboard piece. Let me show you on this layout about our first picnic of the season:
It is probably a no brainer, but if you lay down your fabulous new CB Wildflowers chipboard and mist over it you can get a beautiful flat image full of detail.
I have kept a box that some products were delivered in as my misting box. It contains all the messy ink and allows my paper and projects to lay flat while misting. I cut apart the chipboard element, again getting more use out of just one product. This way I could have the same element on each side framing the photo. I backed the open space of the flower with patterned paper.
Again with the CB Butterflies! Is it too obvious I can't get enough?! Here I cut squares of patterned paper and glued them to the shapes before using a file set to shape the paper into the grooves.
I tried something a bit different with the CB Vette Alphabet-Lowercase alphabet, using fabric writing paint. I kinda liked the "cloud-like" subtle swirl effect it gave them, perfect for a sunny day outside layout.
And finally, where to put that journaling? I put it as a pull out behind the picture and in front the of FAB Patch Work-The George (avocado).
So there you have it! Several ideas here, but my favorite still has to be the simple misting technique...although my fellow design team members are inspiring me to stretch myself :) Have you tried any new ideas lately?
Have a beautiful day-