>> Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Hey everyone, Cindy here with a simple layout showcasing the use of negative space from a sheet of chipboard. Since I print from home, I tend to have an excessive amount of random photos laying around. To keep my pile from growing, I give most of the extras to my daughter for her own scrapbook projects. But there are always a few I love so much I couldn't resist using them again on a layout.
I wanted to create a frame within a frame on this layout. Used my sewing machine to create a stitched border on the polka dot background and framed a variety of photos behind the open spaces of the chipboard.
Then the fun part, embellishing each open space with layered elements using punches, brads, buttons & jewels. Adding the embellished journaling card and flower accent gave the page that extra burst of texture, dimension and balance I was looking for. I love how the black & white photos mixed with color photos flows with the color palette.
So, instead of throwing away your leftover packaging items that normally aren't meant to be used on a layout or project, step out of your comfort zone. Keep them & use them. CHEERS!
Lily Bee supplies:
9 to 5-Memorandum
Cottage Garden-Picket Fence
Mixed Cardstock Stickers:
Head Over Heels
This & That
Index Journaling Cards:
Maya Road white flower, stickpin & chipboard pendants, flower punch, circle punches, buttons, pearls, machine stitching