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Deconstructed Layout #12 Newborn Photo

Newborn Photo
For the Deconstructed Layout #12 - Newborn Photo - I want to talk about using a LOT of the same color, without overwhelming your layout with it. You CAN do it! The secret is to layer the color same color with a neutral to help break it up.

To see the entire Deconstructed Layout series be sure to check this page.

Punched paper
This is my second layer from the bottom, and I love the pattern, but wanted more color. So after I punched the edges, I inked it- and I mean I really inked it! The ink extends about 2- 2.5" in from the edge.I started with the lightest color of ink I wanted to use, then added a darker color of ink just along the edge of the paper. 

Heat embossing
Next up, I used my VersaMark  around one side at a time, and added a bit of texture with Lindy's Stamp Gang Hibiscus Rose Orange Embossing Powder. 

embossed chipboard
I also used Lindy's on my Blue Fern Studio's Chippie- this time Golden Angel Wings. You can see on the upper layer of paper, just under the chipboard, I stamped using the Heart Flourish Splash stamp and an ink one shade darker.  I added the small burlap flowers to the centers of a couple of larger flowers for the corners.

Burlap flowers
 I added more flowers, butterfly, and a brad to the lower corner. I also added some faux stitching with my Signo White pen. 

layers of color
This photo illustrates how I wanted to use my color how it all came together. For the most part my layout is a monotone, mainly PINK. However, I separated each layer of pink with a NEUTRAL.

Starting from the corner there is;
1. The background page
2. the PINK punched page
3. the neutral flower die-cut and chipboard
4. the PINK edge of the punched paper
5. the white portion of the punched paper
6. the PINK cardstock
7. the photo
So, the moral of our story is this:
if you want to use one color in abundance, be sure to place it between layers of neutral colors
and it will be fabulous!

I hope you give this a try, and I would love to see how it turns out!


  1. Both the layout and the baby are precious. Fabulous design.

  2. Beautiful layout! I love the monotone & the multi layers! Your granddaughter is precious......enjoy!

  3. This is fabulous Anita! Thanks for sharing the tips on the layering of the colors, I had no idea!

  4. Beautiful page and what a sweet picture. Love all the details! xo