Here is today's first layout:
Seriously, is there anything cuter than penguins? I found a fun way to add more pattern to this layout using just cardstock. I cut a full size overlay using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and turned it upside down from the way it's shown in the handbook so it looks like waves. I also added some ink distressing in Desert Sand, to tone down the Lagoon a bit and tie it in with the papers from the kit some more.
I made the fun title with the Keyboard Alphabet stamps and patterned paper letters cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.
The paper strips make a nice base for the photos to "sit" on. I cut the border embellishments from the same pattern paper as the title letters, using the Artistry Cricut cartridge. I added a few sequins for interest.
Here's a great way to use large photos and keep your layout balanced. This sketch from Scrapbook Generation uses a large panel and connected strips across the bottom to add weight to the single picture and really place the focus there. It nicely balances the simple grouping of photos on the opposite corner of the layout.
I used the Paper Fundamentals for a subtle pattern on the large panel - it pairs nicely with the multi-color pattern on the strips. The title uses only a portion of a stamp image from the kit, as well as the Keyboard Alphabet again. A grouping of sequins again adds some interest.
More stickers from the Complements, plus a few embellishments, make a fun little scene below the focal point photo.
Only 4 more pages left to share - be sure to come back and check it out! Here's a handy list of the products I used for the whole album:
|Seaside Workshop on the Go|
|August 2015 SOTM|
|Paper Fundamentals - Adventure (Pear)|
|Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy (Sorbet, Glacier)|
|CS in Glacier, Colonial White, Sorbet, Pear, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Desert Sand|
|Ink Pads in coordinating colors|
|Assorted Adhesive Sequins|
|Durables Artisan Studs|
|Coral Shimmer Trim - backorder until 8/21|
|Keyboard Uppercase stamp set|