I rarely create single page layouts, but of course they are necessary for the first and last pages in an album! I find these pages perfect for random pictures and when I have just a couple of pictures. Because I so rarely scrap a single page, I used a layout sketch from Make It From Your Heart volume 1 to create my page. I rotated the sketch to work with my main photo and changed it up a little bit. I didn't need journaling, so I placed my pinwheels in that area, and moved the title over to the right to balance things out a bit.
My background paper is from Tommy and my photo mat is a pattern from Surf's Up matted on Cranberry cardstock. The yellows are not identical, but they are close enough to work really well together. I substituted Washi Tape for the paper strip called for in the sketch. I like how the background pattern kind of shows through it a bit to make them work together better.
I stamped the pinwheel "sticks" in Slate to match the Washi Tape. This stamp set does coordinate with the Artiste Cricut cartridge, but I chose to cut mine by hand since I was just doing a few. After stamping and cutting, I curled all of ends around the "wrong" end of my quilling tool so they roll forward and look more realistic. I layered the pieces with 3-D Foam Tape in between the layers for more dimension. I finished the pinwheels off by adding a dark blue Epoxy Bubble to the center of each one.
For the title, I cut numbers from both the Art Philosophy (0, 2) and Artiste (2, 1) cartridges from Outdoor Denim at 1 1/2". (Yes, they are cut at the same size, producing different size numbers.) I also cut a 1 1/2" circle to stamp the "Let's Celebrate" image in Honey. I stamped it again in Cranberry and trimmed out the word "Celebrate" to layer on top of the circle using 3-D Foam Tape.
All supplies used are from Close To My Heart:
- Pinwheel, May Stamp of the Month
- Tommy paper pack
- Surf's Up paper pack
- Washi Tape, Slate
- Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles
- 3-D Foam Tape
- Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges
- Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Slate, Cranberry, Honey, and Outdoor Denim
- Micro-tip Scissors
- Quilling Tool
- Sponge Daubers (to ink edges of Cranberry mat, circle in title, and numbers in title)
- Edge Distressor (to distress main photo mat)