And this is my layout:
Instead of the banner across the top I cut out hot air balloons from an overlay.I used four sheets of the Huntington Garden Collection by Ridderholmdesign. I'm also entering it in Frosted Designs Day 4 of the 12 twelve days of Christmas; the requirement is to use 4 different papers.
I applied a rough coating of gesso to my chipboard, then used three different inks to give it a mottled kind of look. The bricks I made by cutting brick shapes from a piece of chipboard, painted with gesso, then inked the edges lightly.
I stamped on the background with gesso and a stamp that reminded me of the chipboard for a subtle texture.
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