Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tone-On-Tone Technique | Elsie Robinson

Hey friends, it's Elsie here! One of the things I was most excited about creating when I got my cameo was backing cut files... I know that really doesn't sound all that exciting, but I love to take my time and do some mindless and repetitive tasks when I'm crafting! I find that so relaxing.

And so that's what I focused on for today's project! Here's my layout:

I needed some downtime the other evening, and was in the mood to be creative without having to think too much about what I was doing. And so backing a cut file was the perfect creative task for me to do! 

I created this cluster of hearts using the gorgeous Pie Hearts cut file set. In my Silhouette software I arranged the hearts into a design that I liked, welded them all together and cut the design from white cardstock.  

Then I put a movie on and had a really great evening backing all of the sections of the hearts!

I love this technique because it means I can use lots of patterns and colours in a controlled and neat way. But to really simplify the whole process I separated the hearts into three clusters and assigned them a colour and only used papers of that colour in each heart.

This worked out perfectly because I had ten hearts in my design, so there were three hearts for each of the three colours and one for my photo.

I primarily used the Maggie Holmes 'Carousel' collection on this page and to embellish I only used the pink, yellow and blue embellishments. I clustered all of the embellishments around and on top of their matching coloured hearts.

This tone-on-tone technique keeps the embellishing process super simple, as well as adding loads of detail and dimension to a page with very little effort. It also makes the cut file stand out and be the "star" of the page and is also a really great way to stash-bust!

I also used the outline of one of the clouds from the April Showers set and cut that several times in different sizes from white cardstock. Although the cut file and embellishments made this page plenty busy, I couldn't resist adding a few clouds to make this page even more whimsical... what can I say?!

Thanks for stopping by today everyone!


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