A New Rainbow Inspired Memory Keeping Idea feat. Essential Sentiments (with Video Tutorial)

by nathalie

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Nathalie here with a new rainbow-inspired memory keeping idea. This time, we are featuring the new Essential Sentiments and Fresh Dye Ink collection colorfully and unexpectedly.

I love adding color (a rainbow, to be precise) to black and white in any project; it makes for a cohesive and impactful final product. This time, I am using the sentiment strips and inks to bring a fun idea to this 6×8 layout.

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousa Memory keeping all starts with a background

What better way to create a rainbow-inspired memory-keeping layout than to set the foundation of the page in color? For this layout, a series of colorful paper strips are the building blocks for the page.

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousaI started by creating the strips with the new Essential Sentiments Die from white cardstock. Then it was all about creating a bit of movement with the strips, think a loose zigzag formation as they go down the page.

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousaI am blending a few of the new Fresh Dye Inks across the paper strips to create the rainbow. The key here is to ensure you have the paper strip formation set before you add your ink; that way, you can make a seamless color transition that reads like a rainbow.

Mix in a bit of black and white

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousa

I will transform my photos to black and white to ensure that the rainbow-inspired memory keeping is impactful. This helps to make each of the levels of the layout pop and work cohesively at the same time. In addition, I am using the Stitched Scalloped Circles Die set to cut and frame my photos. The contrast of the circles to the paper strips makes them pop from the background.

Add a bit of shine!

A pop of shine is always a great finishing touch to any project. I am bringing the shine in two ways for this rainbow-inspired memory-keeping layout. First, with a subtle pop of Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray splatters to the rainbow strips.

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousaThen, a touch of texture and shine with the small Pond Flowers Die Set cuts from the Gilded Glitter Cardstock Set (Smoky Quartz) that surrounds the photos.

You can check how this layout come together in the following video, or watch it in HD on Altenew YouTube channel, just click here:

I hope that the video gives a better idea on how this rainbow inspired memory keeping layout came together.

@altenew_rainbow inspired memory keeping by Nathalie DeSousa

What layouts and designs do you have in mind? I cannot wait to see how you use this new rainbow-inspired memory-keeping idea on your projects. Remember to share them with us!


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Terrie D. (StarSpry) September 5, 2023 - 3:11 PM

This is such a fun layout! I love the rainbow zigzag strips on the background :)

Michele F September 5, 2023 - 3:21 PM

Nathalie!! You are brilliant to use that die to cut perfect strips of paper to color! LOve your gorgeous ‘rainbow’ and scalloped circle photo-cuts!

Maureen Reiss September 5, 2023 - 5:34 PM

Beautiful page!!! I love the flow of the colors!!!

Kristine September 20, 2023 - 3:17 PM

Love this colorful layout!!!


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