Well the warmer weather has arrived in the southern part of the country along with the change of the season. It's so nice to see the sunshine again. And to coincide with the beginning of spring, here is my first layout for Scrap Everything!
A while ago I rediscovered a few years worth of photos that I hadn't scrapped. We sometimes forget how adorable our kids were when they were little and I've had such fun scrapping those busy but wonderful years. I still have a long way to go!
I chose to go with the Jenni Bowlin papers for this one. They suited the photo perfectly. I was keen to show a few techniques and ideas on this layout so I didn't go overboard with heavy embellishments.
Here's the layout:
I tend not to use titles like "Explore" or "Discover" as they've been used so many times. Sometimes though, it really is the right title for the page!
Here are a couple of close ups of the patchwork behind the photo:
One of the Jenni Bowlin papers had 4 x 4 inch squares of different patterned papers. I cut four of these into 1 x 1 inch squares and adhered them around the outside of a 5 x 7 inch piece of paper. I then positioned it on my layout and used a zigzag stitch along every join to give it a patchwork effect. The Jenni Bowlin paper is available here and the background paper, which has the journaling blocks on the back, is available here.
I had fun with the honeycomb effect around the photo. It's actually the leftover pieces from the Jenni Bowlin Quilted Stickers.The stickers themselves are hexagonal but I've used the packaging that surrounds them. To see what the original packet looks like click here. I carefully peeled off the background sticker sheet then trimmed off any excess edging. I then cut it into pieces so that it would frame my photo nicely. I love the effect. Here's a close up:
Another idea for using this honeycomb packaging is to use it as a template. It would be perfect! The adhesive is quite strong so, to avoid tearing your layout when you peel it off, use a bit of talcum powder on the back. This will make it less sticky and easier to remove.
And finally, another couple of close ups: