This week and next, over on the Bella Blvd blog, we're revealing our new Summer 2016 collections and products. There are five new Bella collections, three new Illustrated Faith collections, and a new release of Illustrated Faith basics as well. I’ll be sharing peeks at these collections here as well, along with some layouts that I created for the catalog.
Along with revealing the new Addison collection yesterday, we also revealed the new Alex collection. This collection is geared towards teen boys, but just like the Addison collection, this collection can definitely work for boys of all ages.
I worked with the Alex collection for one of the catalog layouts. Since I don't have boys of my own, I asked the talented Kelly Goree if I could borrow some photos of one of her boys. I mentioned that some of the pieces I had picked out to have printed had a music theme to them, and she came back with these fun photos of her youngest son.
My plans for this layout started with the fun headphone patterned paper, the 3x4" "Rock Out" card from the Daily Details patterned paper, and the music notes from the Paper Pieces die cut package. I also knew that the grey arrow patterned paper would make a good background for the center of the page where I knew my photos would go.
I also love this painted patterned paper, with the navy blue, aqua, and white. Once again, I used a mix of Chia Chip script words and the alpha stickers from the new sticker sheet for my title, mixed with a few Tiny Text alpha stickers. Because the grey alpha stickers didn't really stand out as much as I'd like (I tried them against all of the papers), I outlined them with a black pen.
I had my photos adhered, along with the "Rock Out" card, across the grey arrow patterned paper. But then I spent pretty much forever and a day trying to figure out how to add the music notes to the page. I tried so many combinations, and none of them looked right to me. It wasn't until I pulled out my enamel dots and started sprinkling those across that center part of the page, and adding in the music notes, that I was finally happy with it.
One of the new products in the new collections are the Tabbies. A package full of tabs! There has always been a few tabs on the sticker sheets, and in the Paper Pieces package, but I love that we'll have a full package of them to work with now. I picked out several of them to add to the tops of each patterned paper strip in the upper corner of the page.
Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog to check out the new Alex collection in full, and get in on a chance to win-it-before-you-can-buy-it!