I have a project to share today that I am VERY in love with at the moment. Firstly, (is that a real word?) Momo over at Made by Momo posted a challenge yesterday to incorporate Spots and Dots into our projects. I very much enjoy polka dots at the moment, so I was quite excited for this challenge. While selecting materials I pulled out my package of Crate Paper 'Brook' items. Awhile ago I posted that I had gone to Scrapfest for a weekend full of scrapbooking, shopping and fun (you can see that post HERE). While I was there I bought everything I could find from the Crate Paper 'Brook' line. My dad always used to tell me that 'blues and greens should never be seen, unless they are in the washing machine'. He was wrong. So very very wrong. This line is amazing. SOOOOOO many beautiful papers and accents. In beautiful colours of blues and greens (haha) and yellows and browns and it is just pure wonderfulness. I have been hoarding it since then. I keep pulling it out just to look at it. And FINALLY I have used some of it. Just a tad. I didn't want to use it all up too quickly. But the end result is something I love..
Everything that I used for this layout is from the Crate Paper 'Brook' line with the exception of one brad (from my stash) and the blueish turquoise crystals (BoBunny - FlutterButterButtons)
1) Starting with the brown paper (Wild Flowers) I did an inside cut on the paper creating a 2 inch border. I set the middle piece aside for use on another project.
2) Next, using the blue paper (Branch) I did another inside cut, this time creating a 1 1/2 inch border. Setting the frame aside, I used the inside piece, and did yet another inside cut, creating a 1 inch border. I kept the frame from this, and set aside the remaining inside piece. The frame should end up being 9 x 9.
3) Using the yellow spotted paper (Sunshine) I cut an 8 x 8 square. The beige patterned paper is the reverse of this yellow spotted paper. I cut a 11 1/2 x 2 inch strip of this as well.
4) I adhered all of my pieces together to create my background (blue to brown, yellow to blue, beige strip almost all the way across the page).
5) I selected two border stickers from the collection. The scalloped one is normally full circles, however I trimmed it in half to create the scallop effect. I attached the scallop border first, and then the polka dotted one above it.
6) Next I selected various flowers and circles from the precut cardstock accents, chipboard stickers, and rub-ons, and fiddled with their arrangement until I was happy with how they looked. I added the brads and crystals to balance out the arrangement.
I am not entirely finished with this page. I am not sure which pictures I will use, but when I decide I may add a title as well. But I do love it as is at the moment.
Just as a side note, this is the back side of my layout. Look at how gorgeous these papers are, that even without trying to match them, they look phenomenal together. This collection is too wonderful.