Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Quilting on a layout with Madeline

My idea for this, the first page that I created with My Creative Scrapbook's June main kit, was to piece together a quilt-like center portion from all the beautiful patterned papers in the kit. But first, I created a background with a bit of spray and several splatters of mist on white cardstock:

Next I cut 2-inch squares from the patterned papers that I chose. A paper punch would have made this so much easier! ;)

I also wanted to use a couple of thin strips from this paper:

Specifically, these. (You'll see!)

 Here are my strips and squares, inked and arranged in the center of my background paper:

After adhering my photo to the upper right hand side,

I began my title on the lower left, using a wood veneer word from 1Canoe2,

then finished the phrase with Thickers (all included in June's main kit):

Layered chipboard pieces enhance the title,

and add dimension to the page elsewhere:

One of the patterned papers in the kit was made to be cut up into journaling blocks, embellishing strips and 2x3 inch cards. Here's how I chose to use them:

Fussy cut butterflies and enamel dots along with the words cut from the cards make a cute little cluster next to my photo:

The cut out phrase from one of the 2x3 cards was the perfect size for a banner:

The end result: a pretty uncluttered page. I actually find that I LIKE the white space along the top and bottom! Eventually, I 'll add a little journaling to the bottom left...when I think of what I want to say! ;)

And here's the finished page:

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