Designer’s Choice: Make it Big!

By Gina Lideros

June 21, 2015

Hello!  It’s Gina Lideros sharing a page I made about a family trip we took to visit the Valley of Fire.

When creating a layout, a go- to design for me is to make fun interesting backgrounds.  I love geometric shapes and lots of color!  When I saw the Authentique Playful Elate paper included in the Have a Little Fun Today kit I just knew I needed to use it right away!  I fell in love instantly with the fun design, big bold shapes and eye catching colors! I thought the paper would be perfect to document our trip!

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To create my background I enlarged photos from our trip and printed them in black and white.  I placed a printer sheet of paper over the pieces of the background that I wanted to copy and traced over them.  I then used my traced printer sheets as a template to cut my photos.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the photos down and stitch over each line on the background of my design.

I used the digital cut files included in the main kit to create the giant go title, and adhered it down over my photos.  I added some splashes of white spray mist, journaling and some simple embellishments from the June add-on’s.  Overall I kept the embellishments at a minimum to keep a focus on the background design and photos.

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Thank you for visiting the blog and reading my post today.  I hope my layout inspires you to get those vacation photos out of the camera and onto your layouts.  Go big!

One Comment on “Designer’s Choice: Make it Big!”

  • I not only love the shapes and design you created, but also your colour choice. truly awesome – and you have a new fan!

    June 22nd, 2015 at 9:29 am

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