Hey again! As I was digging around for never before shared projects, I came across this layout I created for the Scrapbook & Cards Today: Summer 2015 issue, and apparently never shared with anyone. And yes, that is indeed an 8.5x11" layout. I'm pretty sure that I can count on one hand how many layouts I've made in that size. And truth be told, I've only made them when I'm told I have to make them.
This layout was created for the 3 Designer Challenge feature, where three designers receive the same exact products and then create our layouts with those same products. For this particular issue, we were sent some Pink Paislee patterned paper, cardstock (I want to say Stampin' Up), a package of chipboard elements (I think from Carta Bella), white alpha stickers, some decorative fringe from Jillibean Soup, and an embossing folder.
The title piece was actually the first thing I worked on, after printing my photos. I knew I wanted to use the embossing folder on some of the cardstock, and then add the alpha stickers to it to house my title. And I knew I needed that piece finished, in order to figure out the rest of the page.
This fun tissue paper fringe from Jillibean Soup is super fun! I received four different colors, and it took me for days to figure out which color I wanted to use. From what I remember, I was more limited on the patterned paper choices that I wanted to use, so the orange patterned paper was my main choice to add along the bottom and top edges. Some of the other fringe colors just didn't seem to work as well, so I ended up going with the red.
I'm really trying to remember the patterned papers I was sent for this. I seem to remember that a lot of them had busier patterns, and I just didn't find many that fit what I was trying to do. The white patterned paper, with little, tiny, colorful diamonds on it was a natural choice for the background. And then one of the patterned papers had lots of cute circles on it, and I punched out several of those to use on the page to add more color.
You can check out the other two designers takes on this challenge RIGHT HERE.