I was just looking at my posts from the last few weeks, and realized I've been sharing Bella Blvd goodness for a full THREE weeks now! And there's still more to come on that end, since I did so many projects. But today, I'm switching gears, to share a few projects that I did for Kerri Bradford Studio this week!
There's still at touch of Bella on here, since truthfully, this started as a Bella layout about 2 months ago, for our team-up with Core'dinations cardstock (isn't the dotted embossed cardstock gorgeous!). It never got finished, and what I did have done, I didn't love. So I tore most of the layout apart, keeping the photo collage and a few of the papers I had picked out, and started over. I'm so much happier with how this turned out.
I wanted to use one of Kerri's storyboard templates from her Picture That [Squared] kit, for my photo collage, but didn't have quite enough photos to fill up the spaces on the one I choose to use. I played around with the layers, combining two of the openings to make it a bit larger.
For the upper left corner photo, my photos wasn't cropping in how I wanted it to, to fill up the full space. So I adjusted the photo to how I liked it, leaving a bit of empty space on the right side of the photo. So when I printed my collage, there was actually some of the grey box still next to the photo. I printed out my journaling on a piece of graph patterned paper, and adhered it over the empty space next to the photo. Just an easy way to add your journaling right into your collage.
I cut out several hearts, using the XOXO kit, to sprinkle around the page. Good old basic hearts are always great for embellishing in my book. I dug out some coordinating buttons to add to the center of each heart. I also wanted to add a little interest to my pattern papers on the layout, so I used a few background shapes with circles (I'm slightly addicted to circles these days ;)). It's hard to see it here, but that white text patterned paper is cut with a circle background.
Since my collage was being adhered over the strips of pattern paper, I only needed to cut a small strip of paper to go on either side of the photo collage. The Life Additions: Backgrounds kit worked perfectly for this, with the small sized background pieces. Btw, all of the patterned papers on this page are a mix of Bella Blvd and Echo Park.
For my title, I choose this fun phrase from the All About You kit. I cut an extra phrase from white cardstock, and layered it behind the patterned paper phrase, just to help it stand out against the blue cardstock.
I had some leftover hearts cut from my previous layout, cut from the XOXO kit, and thought I would create a quick card to use them up. I had also cut the word "Happy", from the Say What 3 kit, for another project, and didn't end up using it. It just happened to be the perfect width for the front of a card. I love happy coincidences!
I thought the colors of my sentiment and hearts looked great against a white card base, but wanted to add a bit more interest to it. So I cut a few of the circle backgrounds from the Life Additions: Backgrounds kit, and spritzed them with a bit of pink misting spray. The background pieces cut 3 circles wide, so I cut out two of them, and then overlapped one of the rows of circles when adhering them to the card base. So you can see it's 5 circles wide in the end.
I added a few rows of random machine stitching, before layering all of my cut pieces on the card. A few tiny alpha stickers from Jillibean Soup helped complete my sentiment.