Monday, October 27, 2014

Anatomy of a Layout Plus Using a Photo Collage by Izzy Anderson

Izzy Anderson is featuring our October Creative Kit today with a look into her design process for two of her adorable October layouts!


I loved the patterned paper with the words about Fall and wanted to feature it so I made it the base of my design. I layered a few other papers in the collection to make a horizontal photo mat near the bottom of the page. 

The die cut card is from Jillibean Soup. It was white and a bit too stark for my layout, so I darken the card a bit with mist and sewed on a colorful ribbon. I backed the card with purple patterned paper from the kit to make it pop against the orange background. Then I added a couple stickers on top. 

To the right of the large orange photo mat, I added a doily under the photo, a tab sticker and layered a flower on top of a large die cut leaf.

The layout was coming along but I needed a space for my title and I wanted to balance out the heaviness at the bottom on the page.  So I added a shipping tag to the top, colored it with mist then added some stickers, die cuts and my title. 

Here's another look at the completed layout: 


Next, I have a simple layout made with a photo collage, a journaling card I ran through the printer, and the October creative kit.

We had a big party for my Mom for her 70th birthday and I had several photos I wanted to use.  I used PicMonkey to make the collage, then printed it out as an 8 x 10 photo with a large white border. I trimmed down the white border to make the collage fit better on my 12 x 12 layout. 

I wanted to add some journaling to this layout, but there was no room on the page itself. The kit contained a white cute die-cut card that I thought would work perfectly as a journaling spot. 

I backed the die cut with orange patterned paper for a pop of color, used washi tape to adhere the card temporarily to regular printer paper then ran it through my printer. The photo trio below shows the steps I used and the finished journaling card. 

After the journaling card was ready, I made a little pocket for it under my photo collage then slipped the card into the pocket. The card pulls out to reveal the hidden journaling. 

Though this kit is Fall-themed not birthday themed, it worked out great by using the more neutral papers and palette. A cute and versatile kit


You can see more of Izzy's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

Here's the October Creative Kit:

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

1 comment:

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Love this, your pages are so wonderful!! thank you