Monday, August 5, 2013

Creating Art Hybrid Style

Hi everyone!  My first post for Marion Smith Designs and I'm thrilled to bring you a hybrid layout that I designed using one of Marion's beautiful Printables.   Let's start with where this project all began.

Browsing Pinterest the other day I stumbled across this image, which just so inspired me to create something out of the ordinary.

So I combined a picture of my girl and Just My Type digital paper to begin.
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I reduced the opacity setting on the photo (top layer) to allow some of the background paper to show through subtly.
Once I had printed out the finished image I mounted it onto chipboard to give it stability. That was then mounted onto a 12 x 12 covered chipboard sheet for added dimension. (Did I tell you I love dimension??!!).
The colours/tones of the digital paper determined my choice of colours for the embellishments, and I pulled all the orange/beige/cream/brass items I could find from my stash.  From there it was just a matter of playing around with the placement of all the elements until I was satisfied with the result.  Look closely and you'll see lots of interesting elements tucked away in there!

The richness and intricacies in Marion's designs are incredible.  And they lend themselves to so much interpretation.  Looking forward to my next project!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Maggie Armstrong