Rosie’s Studio Stillwater – using every last bit

When I have a range of papers and elements that I really love, like Rosie’s Studio Stillwater, I try and maximize as much of it as possible. I mean, it’s easy to use the pretty stuff that is convenient and that you can buy and just use right? Well if you look closely there is so much more of this pretty stuff to use all around you.

For this layout, I created a fun watercolour background using my All-Purpose inks. I love how the ink mixed and worked together to form this amazing result.

I used my Stillwater Cardstock Diecuts to decorate my layout above and below the photo, as well as some sticker word strips and even some of the chipboard elements.

Combining different word pieces together looks great if you keep them close together and overlap them so that you draw your eye towards the words. Here, overlapping elements are an important design principle to accentuate the focal point.

And the fun part of this layout, is that I used the packaging to cut out some additional little flowers to add to my layout! Great for those extra little gaps that need filling and you just can’t find anything suitable.
And remember to keep all those other packaging pieces – they make for amazing photo mats. Use every little bit of your packaging so that you don’t waste but rather create pretty things to enjoy.

Have fun finding new homes for all those packaging bits – rather than the bin!

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