i have a layout to share today, from CK's scrapbooking tips & tricks: summer fun & travel issue.
as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel issue, from Creating Keepsakes magazine. copyright creative crafts group. posted with prior permission from the publisher.
i was given the assignment to create a summer/travel themed, using the colors red, orange, and yellow. a "fire" color scheme. and i also was to incorporate glitter paper. i admit, i stressed over this assignment quite a bit. lol! i tend to stress when i think i don't have photos that will work with what i need to do. it wasn't until the day before this layout was due, that i realized i had photos of alyssa from her trip to hawaii with her dad and grandparents four years ago.
i knew i would be using my glittered cardstock, by american crafts. i choose not to use the orange, only because the shade was all wrong, when matched up with my patterned papers. i also knew that i wanted to make a sunset, with my papers, across the top of the layout. i used some scrap paper, to sketch out the sunset design. i made a mark, where i wanted the center of the rays to hit. and then i drew lines to the edge of the paper, to create my rays. i cut each one out, and traced it onto my cardstock, and then cut those out.
then i re-assembled all the pieces, and adhered them all down to the base of my pages. then i machine stitched along each ray. if this sounds confusing and time consuming, you'd be right to think that. lol! it did seem to take me forever to get that part of the layout done. my pattern papers are from fancy pants and making memories. the fun "summertime" circle accent was hand cut from a sheet of the fancy pants paper, and placed on a sun that i diecut with my slice machine.
the majority of my embellishments are all from little yellow bicycle. the canvas border, the canvas stickers, journaling blocks, puffy sticker. the flowers are from making memories, and the buttons are from fancy pants.
i just noticed i must have taken this photo before i journaled my layout. lol! i wanted to add some more color to the edge of the second page, so i cut some circles from the red, orange, and yellow papers. it's an easy way to add splashes of color, and also gives you a nice spot to cluster embellishments.