Monochromatic – Shades of blue layout

If you haven’t seen the new Lady Pattern Paper Oh my word! sticker sheets yet, then you are in for a treat. I think one of my favourites is the Baby Boy sticker sheet with its cute little whale (yeah I was sold immediately). But I was even more excited when I started creating with them. At such an amazing price tag I couldn’t help but almost use the entire sticker sheet on a layout and not even feel guilty for doing so.
Shades Of Blue Layout - Baby Boy

I opted to create a beautiful monochromatic layout to match my stickers and found not only my Lady Pattern Paper scraps useful but some other scraps too.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Baby Boy Papers

“Monochromatic colours are all the colours (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue. Monochromatic colour schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.”

I like matting my stickers to make them look ‘more’ if that even makes sense. So I start off by matting them.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Baby Boy Stickers

Step 1

Remove the sticker from the sticker sheet and adhere them to Lady Pattern Paper scrap bits of paper.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Step 1

Step 2

Freehand trim around the sticker to leave a coloured border.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Step 2

Step 3

Cut some of the little images out of the sticker and use them directly onto your layout or card. TIP: Ink the edges to hide cutting marks.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Step 3

I added my matted stickers and cut out bits to my layout and added finishing touches like the sewn crosses and lines to them. I like dressing up my stickers a bit to help them support my theme better. Adding little details to stickers will give you dimension and texture to an otherwise plain and flat sticker element.

Shades Of Blue Layout - Baby Boy Sticker

How to dress up your stickers

  • Matt your stickers on patterned paper or cardstock
  • Ink the edges of your stickers
  • Add sewing details like crosses and lines to your stickers
  • Emboss your stickers for a fun textured look
  • Add diamanté, pearls and buttons to your stickers to dress them up
  • Add a layer of glitter glue or dimensional glaze to your stickers

Creating a shades of blue layout with Lady Pattern Paper sticker sheets and papers is quick and simple.

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