Look Up & Breathe Layout

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I love all the products from Elle’s Studio.  This collection called Thankful is full of great various shades of blues and a beautiful pink with a touch of yellow, and feathers, dots and geometric patterns too.


I haven’t scrapped any photographs of the clear blue Irish skies yet so while the sun was out one-day last week, I took a couple photographs to use with the Stripe patterned paper.

I started by taking a sheet of white Bazzill cardstock and stamped “Clear skies” with a mix of the Jordan Solid and Dots and Stripes alphabet stamps with blue ink.

I cut my cardstock down by ¾ of an inch and matted it on the reverse of the Feathers patterned paper so I had a nice red border to contrast with all the blue colours.  I cut the Stripes patterned paper into a strip of paper to use below the photographs and cut small 1 inch strips of the Stripes and Feather patterned paper to slot behind my photographs.  To do this, I only adhere the center of my photographs so I am able to slip these little pieces of patterned paper behind to add a layers and interest.  I used more of the patterned paper to create a border at the top and bottom of the photograph strip.


To add my embellishment clusters I cut a banner shape from two of the 1 inch pieces to use as a base for the embellishments (so the buttons and cork pieces aren’t floating in space).  I used four cork bits from the coordinating Cork Shapes and added a few buttons to fill in some empty space.  We have a small selection of buttons in our store – but if you are interested in growing your button stash please let us know which colours you are after.  The only embellishments that are from my stash of random items are the large cork arrows.

The horizontal stripes were the best place for my title and journaling to go.  I used some Thickers from my stash and a Precision journaling pen, and this layout is finished and can go into my scrapbook album.



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