For this layout I really wanted the photos to stand out so I created a background that used minimal colour but still retained a boyish grunge. The 7 Gypsies tissue paper - numero is very similar in colour to Kraft cardstock so I scribbled some PVA glue across it and adhered pieces of tissue. Once it dried I tore around the edges and applied a few random stampings of the Tim Holtz stamp - Games using the Tim Holtz distress ink pad - peeled paint. I really think he should have named this colour "grass stain" because that is just what it looks like to me!
Other embellishments used are:
Tape meaure ribbon - inches vertical twill
Sequins - black stars
and of course my trusty sewing machine, stapler, and a piece of corrugated cardboard.
You may notice also (especially if you click on that top image to make it larger) that I have used a few leftover pieces of the mixed media sticky tape that I created from the tissue paper way back when I did this tutorial. They are in the top left of two of the photos on my layout.
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