I had an urge to pull out my mist and get creative. I have to admit that I sometime miss the days of detailed layouts with fussy cutting. I loved the wood veneer that was included in a Studio Calico kit but I wanted to make maximum use of it, so I opted to use it as a mask. I will eventually use it on a layout but for now it was the perfect combo with my underused mists.
The process to create this mask effect is rather simple, simply place on white cardstock and mist away, the fussy cutting is more time consuming but I kept the cuts to a minimum so the process was still pleasant. Afterwards I placed random pieces of scrap paper underneath my layout and added stitching. The stitching is the part of the process that was the most time consuming, it felt like a throw back to 5 years ago when I did a lot of detailed stitching on my projects.
To continue the collage of pattern paper I added strips of random paper to the bottom of the page, I love how this creates a quilted effect. I do want to repeat this on a larger scale, hopefully in the very near future.
Since the leaves print are such a large part of the design I kept the embellishments to a minimum and opted to play with pattern paper. The stamped label could have easily been used for journaling but instead I continued the collage effect with a yellow pattern paper, love the pop of color it brings to the layout.
It felt good to play with mist and stitching, as much as I love a more simple design, it still feels great to go back to some techniques that I have loved over the years.