I had the idea to use India Ink to make a scallop 'ledge' for my photo. I added some soft color with gelatos underneath it in lime green and orchid. You could get the same effect with watercolors as well. I used a whole package of kraft butterflies from my latest Studio Calico kit. I tend to use on or two pieces from an embellishment pack so it was nice to use it all up in one go. I still felt something was lacking though. That is when I pulled out the black and white patterned paper and framed the whole layout with it. I hand doodled a border on the white cardstock to try to tie in the brush script and patterned paper.
this sketch from Melanie Louette for this layout. I loved the symmetry and the shipping tag on top. I use them in my Etsy shop packaging so they are always all over the place, I just can't get enough!
I love finding simple alternatives to my go to plain white cardstock. Here I used old book paper, which I added a little watercolor too. I like the ethereal, dreaminess feeling it lent the page. I layered it over some pink patterned papers, added some new My Mind's Eye chipboard and basically called it a day. I put a thin layer of white paint on the chipboard to continue the painted look. A little row of wood sequins to finish it up.
Looking at these all together, I guess I have been pretty Nandini focused lately. Luckily I have a photo of Avinash printed and all ready to scrap tonight!