Hello there, Meghann here. Halloween is just around the corner and I’m excited to share a new
layout with you. My grandmother made our costumes every year, and this layout records the best costume that she ever made for my brother.
One technique that I use frequently on my layouts is creating a tone-on-tone background. It adds interest without making the negative space too cluttered, allowing the photos, paper and embellishments to shine. Let me show you the difference between a plain white background and the die-cut star background that I decided to use.
The plain white background is clean, but it’s lacking any interest.
By adding the die-cut star background on top of the textured white cardstock, the tone-on-tone effect creates texture and interest without taking away from the other elements on the page.
After layering up my patterned paper photo mat with journaling elements, and a die-cut star, I finished off the layout by adding more die-cut stars, word and arrow stickers and my title, which I created with two different fonts, one being the awesome Scrumptious mini alpha stamps, that I stamped, cut out and adhered with dimensional adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you try this tone-on-tone background technique out for yourself on your next layout.