May 13, 2016

Life is Lovely

Scrapbook layout  for Scrapbook Nerd  - Life is Lovely -

A close up of the layout


This is  my last layout for my reveal week at Scrapbook Nerd - I am enjoying working with the Design team and the lovely Barb and Joy -...

Since I had quite a few small pieces of paper left over after the layouts.  I decided to use them up by building a background for this layout.  I don't own circle punches, instead i have a circle cutter (it works as a spirograph / compass combination). which is what i used to cut  different size circles, and rings from all the leftover scraps.

The rings and circle arrangement for the background.

I arranged all the rings in random order on top of a 7x10 in piece of vellum.  Then i arranged clusters of circles on top of some of the ring intersections, making sure that the birds were the last circle on the stack.  I proceeded to sew the pieces together using the sewing machine.

a close  up of the stitched background.

I used a bit of hot glue to attach the vellum to the mat paper - the glue dots are placed behind the circle clusters and in some of the ring intersections).

Just a few embelishments suffice in the layout, as the background is very ornate.

The mat paper was chosen to match the colors of the picture.  Since the background has a lot of interest,  I chose to go for simplicity on embelishments and layers for the picture.

A simple tag (cut file from Silhouette) and a few fussy cut pieces
highlight the picture.

The title was formed using the glitter foam stickers from the same collection as the circle papers - Pink Fresh's Felicity Collection -.  To form the y in lovely, I cut the word loveliness into 'lovel' used the is , and formed the y from the n and remaining s.

a close up of the title.

Finally I added a  few journal lines  under the picture, and some puffy sequin stickers in the layout for some more interest.  I love the final result.  The quirkiness of the background works beautifully with the picture; the picture coordinates with the background colors, etc.  In all i really enjoyed creating this layout, and using all the small pieces left over from the other layouts.

The completed layout.

Till next time... Happy Crafting!!

Materials Used:

Patterned paper -mat - Simple Stories, Life in Color collection - So Much Happiness
Patterned paper - background - Pink Fresh Studio - Felicity collection
Title - Glitter foam word stickers -Pink Fresh Studio - Felicity collection
Word phrase stickers - Pink Fresh Studio - Felicity Collection
Wood veneer and sequin puffy stickers - Pink Fresh Studio - Felicity collection
Chipboard Stickers, Friends favorite - MAMBI collection

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