Hey everyone! I'm so thrilled to be guest designing over at the Greatest View this week! When Gail contacted me about guest designing for her Etsy shop, full of fun and unique embellishments, I knew I'd have lots of fun with it!
I think I was most excited to use her gorgeous flair buttons! I love the Chevron badges and the Sunburst badges. The assortment packs give you such a fun variety of colors to choose from. The photos I choose for this layout left it wide open, as far as what colors I used, so I choose an aqua, orange, grey, and black color scheme.
I pulled out quite a few patterned papers for this layout. I then settled on some really old blue dotted paper from KI Memories, some orange grid paper from Pebbles, and some black tone-on-tone diagonal stripe paper from Echo Park. And in the end, I really only used a few small pieces from each paper. So unlike me, since I really LOVE my patterned paper. But I had so many fun embellishments to work with, I didn't need all the paper.
I also got some of this gorgeous chevron ribbon, in both aqua and orange. I cut a few small strips to add to the top and bottom corners of my page, snipping out a little notch at the ends, and adding a few staples to secure them. The buttons are all from Fancy Pants, one of my go-to buttons choices.
This layout really started with this die cut title from the Silhouette store, and cut from black textured cardstock on my Silhouette machine. I was honestly just browsing through my Silhouette library, hoping that a title jumped out at me. And this one did. I knew I had these photos of Sarah from ages ago, that would go perfectly with it. I also added a few mini silver accent pieces to the sides of the sunglasses on the title piece. A fun, but simple touch.
To help make my flair badges stand out more, I layered them together with some really old Doodlebug flowers from my stash, and some petite paper doilies from Gail's shop. I actually put the doilies to the side when my package arrived, since I don't consider myself much of a doilie person. Lol. But the badges are such the perfect little fit on top of them, and I think they ended up adding a fun touch.
I also added some misting to my white background cardstock, before I started adhering all of my pieces to the page. I'm very hit and miss with my misting. Sometimes, it works well. Sometimes, it doesn't. If you ever see the bigger blotches on my layouts, they are most likely added after my layout was finished. If I feel like it needs a bit more, I tap the tube from the nozzle (not sure I described that right) on my paper. Sometimes a bit too much, and I don't always know when to stop ;)
And the chevron papers peeking out from under my photos? Those are small chevron bags. I cut down the sides of the bags and opened them up. To make the most of them, I just cut a piece from each end, and adhered them under my photos. I still have the center part of each bag that I can use on another project.
Head on over to the Greatest View blog, where you can read some of my Q&A's. Take a visit over to Gail's Etsy shop as well, as I noticed she has lots of new goodies in the shop for purchase. I may have loaded up my cart while I was linking products for this blog post. Lol. I'll be back later this week with a few more projects, using these fun and colorful embellishments!