I love everything about this layout! Now, someday, I really do plan to recreate this layout in the colors that Kasia used. But, in this case, I had already chosen papers & photos and just needed to use this layout for its design…as more of a sketch or plan.
Being obsessed with color, I chose to add my Julie-spin by creating a layout full of bright colors, letting Kasia’s overall page design guide the placement of my elements.
To start, I hand trimmed my dotted paper and used my sewing machine to stitch it to one of my very favorite colors of cardstock, Ruby from the Vintage Collection of Core’dinations. I liked the idea of continuing the dot theme, so I searched the Silhouette Online Store until I found the Linked Welded Rings cut that I could duplicate, rotate and weld to create a background similar to Kasia’s.
I cut it in a dark teal, Stargaze from American Crafts. Then I went back and deleted out the center of all my circles and cut that in white to create a background. I love using the Luminarte Mists from Splash of Color (previously Creative Imaginations), so I used a paint brush and water to wet the white background and then dripped four colors of the mist onto the paper. I let the white pieces dry before adhering them to the circle pieces.
Next I gathered some tags & other embellishments, some old, some new to give my page a graphic look similar to Kasia’s. I chose some stickers from the Fancy Pants kit, along with a couple Technique Tuesday stamps and my SMASH date stamp.
I love how my page turned out, with tons of color and lots of layers & textures. If you’re having trouble layering your embellishments, just remember to lay everything down and move it around a lot until you like the result. THEN start from the bottom adhering the back pieces first. Adding pop dots to a few of your embellishments gives some depth to your creation, just be sure to pick only a few. Everything doesn’t need to be “popped up”!
I hope this “scrap-lift” shows you how you can use your inspiration layout as a sketch and think of its design elements in your own way to create something original that shows a little bit of you!