I had another layout up on the Citrus Twist Kits blog yesterday as their April Guest Designer. I contributed to their Sunday Sketch feature (you can view the sketch by clicking over to their blog). I love a good sketch, as it gives me a great starting point for my layout and I don't have to spend too much time trying to plan out my page design.
I love that this sketch had 4 photos, arranged together on the page. This tied in so well with my love of photo collages. I created a simple collage with 4 photos of the girls from years and years ago and got started.
I knew I wanted to add lots of interest to the background of my page, so I started by die cutting a 12x12 circle background piece from the aqua cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I layered my die cut background on top of a sheet of white cardstock that I lightly spritzed with black misting spray, and layered that onto a sheet of tan cardstock.
I used a 1" circle punch to punch out circles from several of the patterned papers in the kit, and then adhered them randomly in the openings of the die cut background. I stamped the larger flower from the Citrus Twist Kits stamp set, using white chalk ink, onto all of the black chalkboard patterned paper circles.
Once I had my photo collage adhered to the page, I tucked in some trimmed down pieces of cardstock and patterned paper on the left hand side and a few tags cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper along the top of the photo collage.
I added some random machine stitching to the background of the page, and finished it off with a few of the cork butterflies included in the kit.