This page has been a fun adventure of wandering through blogland, picking up fun tidbits and incorporating them into this layout:
I started with Scrap Our Stash's Dr. Suess inspiration photo. Using Color Shine Cherry Red & Ocean, I splatter them around the paper like the book cover. Thinking this looked like confetti, this photo of Aaron's recent birthday came to mind.
Having seen several layouts layering scraps of pattern paper around the photo (and seeing the Quick Quotes challenge), I decided to give it a try. I was surprised at how well this technique draws the eye to the photo and adds interest to the page. (Definitely going to do this again!) The black paper scraps are upcycled pieces of wrapping paper from the gift in the photo.
At this point I needed a good design to ground the photo and pull things together. I turned to Let's Get Sketchy and found the perfect sketch. Per the design, I blended Broken China Distress Ink with Heidi Swapp's triangle stencil and added black rub-on stitching for the vertical line. Then October Afternoon washi tape for the horizontal lines. As I needed a place for journaling, I did add a cluster in the top corner, that repeated the items in the main design.
I love using stamps on my layouts, and My Favorite Things "Celebrate Big" stamp set was exactly the look I was going for. It is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Clear powder. Also, I really like their current color combo and used it as a guide for this page.
To finish things off, I added glittery stars and hearts cut from Simon Says Stamps Large Holiday Shapes die-cuts.
- Stash Challenge #35 at Scrap Our Stash
- Color Challenge 39 at MFT Card Challenges
Thanks for stopping in and hope you find a fun adventure to go on.