Hey everyone! I finally have something new to share with you. We are now revealing our monthly project sheets on the first Monday of the month, over on the Bella Blvd blog. This month, I was asked to feature the Color Chaos collection, along with the Invisibles specialty papers.
I was also asked to use time as the theme to my page, along with a comparison, such as the "AM vs PM" idea I used for this layout. If I was doing this layout idea completely on my own, I would have done something entirely different. Since I create these layouts with the idea that others will be recreating something similar, that usually plays into what I end up making. I was able to pull up some really old photos that I thought would work well for comparing a few things that are different in my mornings and my evenings.
When it came to which Invisible specialty paper I would use, it was an obvious choice. The "A Day At A Time" was perfect, since I was going with a daily routine theme. I knew I was only going to use a portion of it, so I cut it in half before getting started.
I used my finger to roughly add some black acrylic paint around the outside edges of the Invisible and then traced it onto a sheet of white cardstock. Once I had cut that out, I adhered the two pieces together. Adding the white cardstock behind the Invisible just helps it to stand out more, and keeps it from overwhelming the page.
I thought the white and grey star patterned paper would make a great neutral background to lay the Invisible against. Once my other patterned papers were adhered in place, I added the white scalloped border sticker and did my machine stitching. I used the black alphas from the Treasures & Text sticker sheet for my title, and lined it up along the white border sticker.
For the top "AM" part of my page, I added a piece of the yellow tone-on-tone diagonal striped paper. Yellow just seems like a morning color, right? I printed two strips of photos, one for AM and one for PM. Each had three 2x2" photos, but you could easily just print three individual photos for each section.
I used the Amorie chipboard alphas for my "AM" and "PM", and also added an assortment of Ciao Chip Elements, like the sun and clouds.
For the bottom "PM" part of my page, I added a piece of the aqua tone-on-tone diagonal striped paper. I was originally going to use navy blue, but it was a little too dark for the page. I think aqua still worked well for an evening color, plus it matched my clouds.
Under each of the photo strips, I added a few small strips of patterned paper. Both the black days of the week paper and the paint splatter paper were 4x6" cards cut from the Daily Details patterned paper. Since my photo strips were wider than the paper strips, I couldn't mat them. So I just cut some thin strips, and tucked them under the top and bottom of each photo strip.
I added some chipboard flowers in coordinating colors, and topped each one with black enamel dots. I had to stick to just one color of enamels for this layout, but you could easily add in more color using a variety of colors of the enamels.
You can download our step-by-step project sheet, complete with a full supply list and detailed instructions, RIGHT HERE.