I use my Silhouette Cameo quite a bit, and I love creating backgrounds with it. I used this fun triangle cut file from The Cut Shoppe (it's called The Totally Triangles background) and cut it on plain white cardstock. Before I pulled it off the sticky mat, I used a ton of Shimmerz products to color it. Yes, I did mixed media work right on the mat, and it didn't affect it one bit! I wound up with this beautiful rainbow effect die cut. And again, I started with a colorful "hard-to-scrap" photo, and I used random papers and bits from my stash.
Look at all this yummy color! I used Dazzlerz, Coloringz, Vibez, Spritz, Shimmerz, Texturez and Inklingz all over this background. I used my finger and a paint brush. It was like finger painting mostly :) I used a small square grid stencil on the background in a few spots and sprayed a few colors here and there.
I love how black pops against all these gorgeous colors. For the first time in a LONG TIME, I took a piece of chipboard and colored it with Texturez Brick Wall and Dazzlerz Pucker Up Pink. I think this butterfly has been in my stash for about seven years! Wow! My alphas are all from American Crafts.
I added in some tangled thread amongst my random paper layers and a few American Crafts embellishments. I also added some Before Dawn Vibez splatters on the background.
I added in a bit of machine stitching and a few Crate Paper rub-ons that were sitting on my desk. They went on nicely even over the texture of the die cut. I used a few cute circle stamps and cut them out to add in a few more embellishments here and there.
One more close-up just because of the gorgeous color :) That beautiful blue color on the background is a mix of Jeni B Bleu Vibez and Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz...two of my all-time favorite Shimmerz colors! And there are a few strips of washi tape there, too.
I'm so glad I recorded this layout being created...I am really pleased with how the die cut turned out. I hope you enjoy watching!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! Remember to visit the Shimmerz store and mention my name when you check out to receive some free product!