Monday, 28 December 2015

Up Up & Away!

When you think you have seen every type of "super hero" imaginable, I hope my layout brings you a pleasant surprise. My little nephew had the most adorable hick ups (regularly) when he was a newborn and I made this page to honor his cuteness.

1. Select two sheets of cloudy sky paper for the background. Matte the central photo on blue cardstock and then arrange the photos on yellow cardstock.

2. Cut frames for three small photos using red and blue cardstock. Next, fussy cut three comic style exclamations from the hero paper and arrange around the layout.

3. Create a city skyline by making a row of sky scrapers along the lower edge. Adhere clouds and sun to the upper portion of the layout. Incorporate the journaling into the layout by adding it to one of the clouds. When adhering the buildings and clouds, mount some of them on foam tape to create depth.

4. Finally, embellish the layout with an eye-catching scattering of arrows and stars across the two pages. Use a star shaped paper punch to make star embellishments from coordinating paper. Lastly, embellish the layout with additional items like puffy stickers, die cut shapes, and rub on transfers.

Supplies: ColorWays Celestial 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Happy Birthday Boy 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Baked With Love 12" scrapbook paper (Paper House), Sapphire Accent Pack (Paper House), Be Happy Rub On Transfers (Paper House), Explore Puffy Stickers (Paper House), city buildings paper (Fido #1739 - GCD Studios), chipboard star, mini star paper punch, charm, black permanent pen

A Closer Look:

TIP: I especially enjoy using arrows as embellishments as they add a sense of movement and direction to the layout. Having an embellishment extend through both pages helps to link them and systematically lead the viewer's eye around the layout.

Visit Paper House to see their whole range of coordinating papers & embellishments.

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