I'm so excited for this Monday! Mix it Up Monday is one of my new favorite challenges at Paper Issues. Simply because it gets me to try new things I never would do on my own. This month, we were challenged to use a stencil (could be store bought or made from a cutting machine) and then use mixed media to add the stencil to your layout.
I chose to start with white cardstock, a Heidi Swapp mini triangle stencil, and Heidi Swapp Color Shine (spray, mist, ect). I had to play around with it a lot (5 pieces of card stock later to be exact - LOL) but I finally got the look I wanted. For me the Color Shine was to runny aka messy with the stencils; so I ended up using ink pads to get a more clean look which is what I prefer.
Once the background dried, I used Crate Paper's Cool Kid to finish it off. The background paper is Hooray and it/s one of my favorite in the collection. And a strip of four selfies I took with my littlest one and it's perfection!
Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the Paper Issues blog to see how the other ladies rocked Mix It Up Monday!