Jul 25, 2016

Hello Life

Scrapbook Layout  created for Scrapbook Nerd  - Hello Life -

A peek at the layout

Hello everyone!,

Hope you all are enjoying a relaxing and crafting summer season.  I love summer (though it is a short season), all the sunny mornings and late nights provide the  perfect opportunities to capture memories.  As my reveal week begins over at Scrapbook Nerd,  I chose to document memories of my daughter's first attempt at zip-lining a few years ago.

Barb and Joy at Scrapbook Nerd (visit the store or forum, these ladies are a pleasure to work with) were kind enough to special order the new Simple Stories collection, 'Sunshine and Happiness' for me.   The papers are gorgeous, and so suited to showcase sunny happy memories. 

The background for the layout.  After stitching the pieces, i raised the edges of the sunburst pieces.
For this layout, i used the Shine Bright paper (it has a large sunburst design) to create the background.  I started by cutting half the paper, and then using an exacto knife, i cut along the lines of the sunburst, making sure that only every other piece was attached to the cut-out.  I glued the sun cut-out to the mat, and also added the cut-out pieces making sure they were placed on the opposite side to the cut.  I gessoed the middle part of the page, and used Heidi Swapp color shine in various colors to create some mixed media on the page.  After it had dried, I used yellow thread to stitch the pieces through  along the middle line, extending it to the other end of  the layout.

a close up of the picture clusters

The picture was placed in the center of the layout.  i used papers from the collection to form the layers behind the picture, and added clusters of ephemera to the corners of picture.

The title of the layout

The title was created using the Say Anything cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  I used papers from the collection to back the letters of the word LIFE.  To emphasize the title, a few pieces of ephemera were added, as well as a small wood piece -arrow- that was painted using gelatos.

the completed layout

We are in love with the finished layout, as it captures the happy moment with such vibrancy.  I am  in love with this collection, and plan to use it all.

As always, let me  know if you have any questions abou this or any other post.  Visit Scrapbook Nerd  to check what the ladies have in the store, and/or the website forum to join us in our summer fun.

Till next time,  Happy crafting!

Materials Used:
Patterned paper - Sunshine and Happiness, Simple Stories
Ephemera pack - Sunshine and Happiness, Simple Stories
Cut file - Say Anything,  The Cut Shoppe

Color shine, seafoam, coral, butter, mustard, pink , Heidi Swapp
Wood pieces - Healthy Hello Collection, Jillibean Soup

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