Have you already tried a mixed media styled hybrid layout? There is a fabulous mixed media digi kit available at the Digichick store, designed by The Nifty Pixel. Check out the „In Silhouette Vol. I Kit here. This might just be my all time favorite kit EVER! It is so very versatile. You can use the designs for so many kinds of artworks: ATC´s, art journal pages, layouts, pocket pages, cards and so many more.
This is how I created my layout:
I first assebmlied the Silhouette images onto the background and then added a layer of details/elements from the „Making Marks V.2 Brush Set“ over them. After that I printed the paper and cut it into a right size and matted it onto a piece of deep red cardstock. Approximately the same color as the red Silhouettes.
Next I added some metallic texture paste onto the background thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and let it air dry. When that layer was dry, I applied some black Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there and let those dry properly. After that I added some outlining/doodling around the edges by using a black pen.
When I started creating this page, I knew I wanted to create a page for my „me book“. I also wanted it to be „different“. While creating, the lyrics of Alanis Morrisette´s song „I´m a bitch“ came to my mind and I knew I wanted to use parts of the lyrics as my journaling. So I printed the lyrics with my black and white printer, fussy cut them and glued them on their places.
I have kept to only a few colors on this layout, so I also wanted to use alphas in similar color. However I had ran out of „l´s“ already, so I had to improvise. Number 7 turned upside down gives a great „l“, don´t you think? And creating an „e“ out of an „F“ and a „dot/square“ is also a way to work your way around missing alpha pieces :-). Finally I just outlined the journaling pieces with a black pen to make them stand out from the bold background better and added a few yellow resin embellishments as additional detail here and there.
So all in all this layout is a really easy one to do, yet it is very bold and I love the effect the repeated black and white photos create. I had a blast creating this layout and I really am in love with this kit. If you have been thinking of giving hybrid/digi a try, why not start with this kit. It sure is very versatile and gives you lot´s of creative freedom, whatever you choose to create!
Hope you have enjoyed this little insight.
Happy hybrid times,
In Silhouette Vol.1′ & Makin‘ Marks V.2 Brush Set‘
The Crafter´s Workshop – Mini Grow Page & Imagine Crafts Creative Medium, metallic & Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels