Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a twist on a traditional scrapbook layout. I’m a huge lover of patterned paper, but I do like to mix things up from time to time. I swapped out my usual patterned paper base and instead built my layout on a 6×6 Stained Glass Chipboard Panel. I really love the way this chipboard panel looks untreated and I decided to leave it raw and add layers of color on top. I did attach a piece of white cardstock to the back of the panel to fill in the empty space with a nice neutral color.
I fussy cut some colorful flowers and leaves from patterned paper to layer on top of the chipboard panel. I cut individual leaves from a Fall Leaves Corner and sponged on green acrylic paint. Applying the paint with a sponge adds a subtle texture to the chipboard that I really like.
I tucked a similar arrangement of patterned paper flowers and leaves and painted chipboard leaves under the photo on the other side of the panel. I decorated the top right corner of the panel simply with more patterned paper and a foam heart. I incorporated small pops of yellow into the design in a visual triangle to help move the eye around the layout.
To finish the panel, I applied a clear acetate title word and a smaller sticker subtitle.
I hope I have inspired you today! There is an awesome selection of 6×6 and 12×12 chipboard lattice panels in the Creative Embellishments Store. I’d love to see how you are using chipboard panels in your artwork. Submit your entry to our Monthly Challenge or share your work with us on the Creative Embellishments Facebook Page.