Hello friends, it’s Ursula joining you today to share some inspiration.How do you decide what you are going to do for a layout? Where do you start? How do you select photos, papers and embellishments?
The answers to those questions can vary quite a bit from one project to the next, but one of my favorite ways to begin is with a kit. It’s not that I can’t select a ‘kit’ from my stash, but when someone else selects it for me, it takes me outside the box in which I’d normally be tempted to fence myself.
For the project I’m sharing today, I used the September Scrapbook Circle kits, both Talk of the Town and the add-on, Say It Like It Is. I always need all the add-ons as I enjoy as many options to work with as I can get.
By the time I’d reached this point in my kits, I had used up quite a lot of it. This was the last project I created. I chose the photo and got busy.
Next, the Glitz Dame Honeycomb paper called to me, but I knew I didn’t want to use it as a full sheet. Using my hexagon punch I fussy cut just the hexagon pieces from the paper.
With my Silhouette, I cut a honeycomb shape from white card-stock, glued that down and filled in with the hexies I’d punched and a few of the Studio Calico hexie stickers. I added several heart shapes to the hexies to mix things up. Don’t be too predictable, adding something unexpected gives the viewer something to notice.
I tried fitting that adorable love tag from the AC die cuts on as a whole piece, but the LOVE wanted to stand alone and make it’s OWN statement, so I trimmed off one word and built the banner from there.
In your kits, look for opportunities to create embellishments from the papers. I ended up doing a fair bit of fussy cutting for this project, hand cutting the speech bubble, ‘Meet Me in the Sunshine’ tag and the love tag.
Favorite Technique Tip: Cover some copy paper with Washi tape, then punch shapes out of that.
So how about it? Share with us today what your favorite method is for creating your projects.