Hi everyone! My name is Danni, and I’m so excited to be here today sharing my first layout as guest designer using the exquisite new Unforgettable collection. For those of you that don’t know me, I have both a son and a daughter that I love to scrap, and while I was immediately drawn to the feminine floral elements, for my first layout I really wanted to highlight the versatility of this collection by creating a layout for my boy.
I’m using a beach photo for this layout, so I began by tearing large sections of the 12×12 papers to create a bit of a beachy scene, using Natural Beauty, Garland and Story Teller for the sky. I tore Garland in small sections to create a ‘wavy’ effect. For some more waves I cut some wavy shapes on my Silhouette, inked the edges with blue ink and machine-stitched them down using some wavy and squiggly lines. I wanted this to feel natural and organic, so I wasn’t trying to make the stitching perfect.
Next, I mixed some coarse texture gel with gold acrylic paint to create a really fun sandy texture and scraped that onto the page in different places along my ‘boardwalk’. I really love the fun texture this provides! To finish off my background I used some turquoise, gold and white liquid inks to splatter all around the page.
I broke into the 6×8 paper stack next, using the black and white type paper and a thin border of the peach floral to add a bit of colour. I popped my photo up on foam to create some dimension, then added my title using the gorgeous foam title stickers.
I went to town with embellishing, using a combination of the embellishment pack, accessory stickers, clear stickers and a flair button, plus a couple of the adorable hearts from the foam titles stickers to create three clusters around my page. I popped a few of the embellishments up on foam to create some visual interest. I wanted another pop of the peach colour, so I hand cut some starfish from the peach paper and added some dots with a white gel pen, then added one to each embellishment cluster.
To finish of the layout, I added my date on a label sticker below the title, journaled below the title with my black gel pen and added a sprinkle of the enamel dots to each embellishment cluster.
I’m in love with this finished page! I really hope you enjoyed joining me today, I can’t wait to create some more beautiful pages using this incredible collection.