Hey there! Missy here with you today.
One of my favorite things about MME collections is the variety of colors and patterns within each one. The Jubilee collection features four different ranges, and I used the Tangerine line for this project. This line is full of bright and bold blues, oranges and yellows, and they’re all just amazing. This line has a lot of travel elements in it, and I challenged myself to use it for a cute layout about my daughter and her funny way of eating vanilla wafers. All of these lines are very versatile and you can make them work for anything.
I just love this woodgrain paper, so I started there. I kept the lower portion of the layout clean while creating most of my design in the top half. I chose a few patterned papers that contrasted each other with colors and patterns and adhered them down.
Next, I added lots of gesso to create some fading and to prepare the papers for modeling paste and gelatos. I used a stencil and a light coat of modeling paste to create the triangles, and then used various shades of blue gelatos to create the smudgy effect. This is a great (and easy) way to create some separation between the photo and the busy background patterns. It sort of blends it out so the photo pops more. Another key to helping the photo stand out is add pop dots under it to raise it up.
Supplies: Jubliee Tangerine—“Adventure” Be Daring Paper, “Honor” Traveler Paper, “Awesome” Arrow Paper, “Adventure” Charming Paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, “Story” Journaling Cards, “Awesome” Mixed Bag, “Honor” Decorative Brads, “Story” Rub-ons, “Honor” Label Stickers; Necessities—Alpha & Word Stickers –Teals; Cut & Paste- Flair Decorative Tapes, Charm Decorative Tapes; Collectable Decorative Tapes; Other—Liquitex Gesso, Faber Castell Gelatos, stencil, Black Sharpie Pen, American Crafts Date Stamp & Thickers, StazOn Ink, Stampabilities Ink, sewing machine, thread, Silhouette Cameo, cardstock.
I reached into my MME stash and pulleout a few coordinating decorative tapes (the yellow, orange and stripes). I love that older lines still match the newer ones! I added some yellow stitching here to throw in another pop of color.
Here is a great close up of lots of the different MME products I used. These little white frames in the Journaling Cards pack are SO fun! I painted this one orange and layered the heart on top of my photo and then stitched through it. I used a few of the decorative brads, some Mixed Bag die cuts, stickers and rub-ons. I love using as many elements as I can.
Here you can see the texture created from the stencil and paste. The gelatos go so smoothly over it all. One of my favorite parts of the Jubliee lines…these handwritten sentiments! This chipboard piece is so fun and makes creating your title much easier.
I’m so happy you stopped by today! Hopefully this gives you some ideas on things you can do with the beautiful MME products and how you can use certain ones for a completely different idea than what they’re intended for. You would never know this line was geared toward travel. Have fun, and have a great day!