Mandy here today to share a new layout using the awesome No Limits collection! This time I created a page to document a recent photo of my teenage son at the beach.
I decided on using the Universal paper as my background for this layout. I love that the pattern on this paper is subtle, but still adds some extra interest without detracting from the main elements on the page. I trimmed it down to 11 1/2 inches, added a doodled border around the edge, and then matted it on the Eclipse paper. Next I used a punch to cut out a bunch of hexagons for my page. I mostly used papers from the A5 Paper Stack, but I also added in the 12×12 Spark patterned paper for a pop of orange. The A5 papers work perfectly for a project like this as the patterns are on a smaller scale. I arranged the hexagons randomly on my background, trying to keep a good balance of the colours and patterns.
Next I added some layers of patterned paper behind my photo, again choosing to use the A5 Papers. Once I had matted my photo, I adhered it to the page using craft foam. This gives it some nice dimension and helps it to stand out from the hexagons on the background. I also tucked an open die cut circle under the bottom right hand corner of the photo for an extra layer.
For my title I couldn’t go past using the Die Cut Titles. They make it so easy to add the perfect sentiment to a page, and I love how striking they look! I decided on the phrase ‘You’re the Best’, which I also expanded upon in my journaling.
I didn’t want to add a lot of embellishments to this page as it was already quite busy, but I did want to jazz up some of the hexagons. So I decided to add a few of the Wood Epoxy Buttons on top of the hexagons, choosing a tone-on-tone effect. I also added a hand doodled border around three of the hexagons to mirror the one around the outside of the page. I like to add elements in threes like this to create visual triangles on my layouts. This helps to draw the viewer’s eye around the page.
Next I added a sprinkling of Puffy Stickers, a few Chipboard circles, and a couple of little word Stickers around the outside of the hexagons. To finish the page off I added lots of white splatters, which I think gives the effect of sea foam and ties in nicely with my photo.
Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today. I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout. I’ll see you back here again later this month.