Below is a step by step pictorial guide of how I made the above layout. I made this for very good friends of mine after their first visit to Paris. I am really pleased with the overall result.
A good coverage is needed.
Choose three colours that tone.
This page has to be as a mirror image, do one page completely first.
Using a baby wipe, blend each colour individually, make sure the colours do not bleed into one another.
Gelatos are a messy medium, make sure you have plenty of wipes to hand!
Now choose the blending colours.
Don't be afraid to be bold, colours will be soften using a wipe.
Now make a mirror image of the first page.
This is a little time consuming but well worth the effort to get the finished result.
Start building the background using stamps and stencils.
I used Big Brush Pens to colour in.
I used a white POSCA pen to add highlights.
Add embellishments relative to the theme of your layout. I used embellishments by 7 Gypsies, Dutch Doobadoo, Idea-ology and Prima
Crop and mount photographs and stick in place, I do this after I have added the embellishments to make sure I keep the photos clean, if you are a tidy scrapbooker feel free to add first!
I simply had to add the crowns and how lucky was I that they fit perfectly!
If I have forgotten anything then please email me and I will do my best to answer your questions.