Anyone up for Yellow?

By Ursula Schneider

September 4, 2012

Hello friends.  Ursula here to share another project with you today.

It amazes me how many possibilities there are for creating layouts from Scrapbook Circle kits.  I still can’t get over how many different looks you can get from one kit.

This week, I took a glance at the somewhat decimated remains of my August kits and decided I wanted to create one more project.  One color jumped out at me from the True Stories leftovers…..YELLOW!

It’s a happy color and I allowed that palette to guide and inspire me toward the subject I was going to scrap.  There’s a joyous little fellow who is new in my life named Jack.  He’s the son of a very dear friend and he is the perfect focus for a layout in yellow if you ask me.

Since I’d used up a lot of the full sheets of paper, I decided to build my own background which I layered over a sheet of cardstock.  If you haven’t done this, I highly recommend trying it as it’s a great way to use up partial sheets and your results will be unique to you.

I gathered up every single yellow piece I had leftover from the kits and just started laying things down to see how I liked them.  The photo below gives you an idea of how that looked.  You’ll see that I did have one full sheet left, but since I didn’t want to use it all up, I went ahead with my building process.

 

My feeling is that there is no better way to be certain such a background will be secure than to stitch it down so that is just what I did.  All the way around the outside, through the middle and down the road to grandmother’s house.  I was slightly tempted to just stop there, what with all that nice textured stitching!

You may recall that there was a wonderful grey tag in the kits.  I used that tag up promptly, but that’s no reason to be out of tags.  I simply took some of the remaining card-stock and created another tag using the same pattern, customizing it by creating a custom topper from one of the patterned papers and adding a hole reinforcement as well. It’s provided a nice space for adding some private journaling inside the sweet yellow striped bag.

I did include a bit of grey to break up all of that yellow.

 

And when the golden chevron pennant wasn’t enough, I simply cut another from patterned paper from the kit so I could layer those as well.

What can you make from what’s left of your kit?

One Comment on “Anyone up for Yellow?”

  • Love how you used so much yellow on this page! So beautiful and cheery.

    September 4th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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