Zinia's Watercolor & Butterflies Layout

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’m back with a really fun mixed media layout using mainly the Sunshine & Good Times collection by Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.

I was really inspired by the clear butterflies that are included in the sticker book of this collection so I decided to create a watercolor background using matching colors.


I started with a sheet of the Vicki Boutin media paper, which is my go-to base when I want to create a mixed media layout. I decided to create some watercolor circles and to do that I picked some of my favorite water-soluble crayons by Vicki Boutin and Jane Davenport and I started mixing shades that match the colors of the butterfly stickers.


Once my circles were done, I started embellishing them. Before I started with the butterfly stickers, I grabbed the butterfly wooden stamp that’s also included in this collection and added a few stamped images next to my circles. I wanted the whole page to be embellished in a color coordinating fashion so I did my best to match my ink colors with the watercolors I used on the circles.


I mixed in the stickers with the stamped images and I created small clusters of color. Since these clear stickers had a few gold accents on their design I pulled a gold cactus from the ephemera pack to add some more sparkle to this layout.


I only used a small amount of extra embellishments cause I wanted the background to be the rockstar of this design. A few pom-poms, some splatters and of course my title.


This is definitely one of my most favorite mixed media pages ever cause I absolutely adore the softness of the pastel color palette and all the amazing details of the butterflies and circular elements.


I really hope you got inspired to create a fun pastel watercolor background with your supplies and document your beautiful memories. Until next time, happy crafting.


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Thanks so much for sharing this clever and colorful layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop Sunshine and Good Times at your local retailer or on Scrapbook.com


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