April Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

I’m so excited for today’s Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release at The Lilypad!


On the first page, I combined the M3 main kit with some of the fabulous add ons. This month’s theme is calm / passing the storm, and all the rain elements worked perfectly to document a very rainy but lovely day we had in New York City last week.


Sketchbook 9 and Rainy Wordart by Lynne-Marie

It’s hard to pick a favorite in the M3 collection, but it’s probably the paper backgrounds – there is so much variety and they are the best way to stat your page! This month, they even included a coloring page. I have never done coloring (or at least the adult coloring trend that is so popular right now), but as soon as I saw this page I knew I wanted to try it. It’s such a cool design! So I did, and used it for this 2-page layout:

Coloring page from the Mixed Media Monthly main kit- Apr. 16 from The Lilypad (left page)
Lollipop Guild scrapbook kit from Studio Calico (right page)

Here’s a closer look at the coloring page:

I printed it on heavy cardstock and then added my coloring – first with markers, and then with watercolors (my favorite). I decided not to fill the whole page because I loved the black&white look too. I love how it turned out! And it was the perfect complement for the right page, which is all made with physical scrapbook products.

I love that busy background and how it’s toned down by the colored page on the left.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great end of the week!

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