Tuesday, July 31, 2012

In My Garden - Layout Tuesday

Good afternoon bloggers! Nicole here, sharing another layout using goodies found at Creations Galore.

The color scheme of this page came from the sticker set by Martha Stewart Crafts called Gardening Stickers. It was love at first sight. The stickers are dimensional and way too realistic! The gloves are made of fabric, the rain boots are shiny, the flowers add just a hint of sparkle, and my favorite part: THERE ARE REAL SEEDS IN THE SEED PACKET! Talk about bringing your pages to life! 

I love the look of kraft paper. It coordinates with all colors and brings a natural, homemade, gritty essence to projects. I like to highlight the paper using a opaque white pen, creating faux stitching for this layout. You could recreate this technique with any pen or marker you have on hand... and go crazy with different styles. Add dots in between your lines, create multiple solid lines, or try out some x's... The results are endless. 

Feel free to turn to sticker letters, your Cricut, or creative fonts on your computer when creating a title and journaling. But I just love handwriting on pages and mini albums. It's so personal in our technology filled world. When adding doodling to my projects, I turn to my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens, ZIG Writers, or Tombow Brush Markers. For today's title, I first wrote 'in my garden' with the fine point tip of the Tombow Marker. Next I wrote it again, adding in thick pieces to be colored in with the brush tip. Have fun with your letters! Need extra convincing? Pick up this book by Heidi Swapp, Love Your Handwriting.

Thanks for stopping by to see today's layout. I hope you'll find some inspiration for your own pages. Happy scrapping! 

Cardstock: American Crafts (Blush, Dark Kraft, Emerald)
Patterned Paper: Reminisce (Basic Buffalo, Robyn, Shelley)
Stickers: Martha Stewart Crafts (Gardening Stickers)
Ink: Tombow Marker (N15 Black), Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (White)

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