Monday, February 8, 2016

Lay Out by Laura

Hello ladies, how are you?
 Laura of Mis diaz y mis suenos here with you today. In the world of scrap most of us are compulsive buyers and love to have every novelty. We are simultaneously stash builders. We love to hoard all that pretty paper!  It is not uncommon that in every project, there are remaining cuts we do not want to throw away, and keep them for long periods of time to hopefully find some project where it will fit. Two weeks ago I presented a LO worked with the kit "Layout pennant side." I had several left over cuts. Today I am sharing another layout using some of those very same cuts. This time I changed the colors and chose to use an already embossed paper in pink. I also decided to utilize pieces from some of my other recent projects. 

I used the banner from the file, which served as a frame for my photograph. I put the added a strip of colorful patterned paper to add a totally contrasting palette. It also matched the girls clothing.

http://www.papercraftingworld.com/item_1716/Layout-Side-Pennant-Cfb.htm

   I liked the effect of the contrasting paper, so I used it for my photo corners. I used my leftover flowers, as they were cut off by my machine Cameo, flat.  For the others, I added half pearls in the center. Thus almost all the elements used were pre-cut from my stash.
 These elements were more than enough to complete this project. The only remaining thing to do, was add the title. I used dies for the heart, camera and title word "family". I highlighted my metal heart on a red background. The camera on top of my photo right corner, and the word "Family" down in the banner as Title.

 
My clean and simple style layout was complete. I wanted to take full advantage of the elements and cuts I already had. It also encouraged me to use my beautiful embossed paper, to no longer have it saved in my stash, but to showcase my memory. I was delighted with it!
 Now I invite you to participate with us in our month long challenge for the February. Remember: ANYTHING GOES with the option to add a heart.
http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com/2016/02/february-anything-goes-challenge-with.html
You can join the challenge and pick up a freebie HERE.
http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com/2016/02/february-anything-goes-challenge-with.html

I hope you enjoyed my work and are encouraged to use the beautiful papers in your stash. They deserve to be in your projects where your beloved memories will be preserves.  Remember that each file can be used in so many ways for a custom effect. Just one element can be used many times and in different ways. I encourage you to look at things differently. There is no wrong way to scrap. It is all about expressing yourself and your uniqueness. Don't forget to stop by my blog and check out more of my projects!

Until next time and in the meantime here are a grant of royal kisses!


8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful layout! I love that you were able to use left overs to create something so beautiful. Hats off to you for also using the pretty paper from your stash. It is so hard to do that!!! Beautiful work!

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  2. Wonderful layout. Again I love that banner as a photo mat. I love that you used your stash!!

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  3. What a gorgeous picture and the perfect layout to highlight it. Love that you've used extra pieces from here and there. I need to do that more often.

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  4. Beautiful layout... love flowers and colors!!!! Stunning!!!

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  5. Que bonito LO ! El fondo embosado se ve súper y los contrastes en color sutiles y en armonía

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  6. laura love your layout! Yes we are all hoarders! lol I have a big pile of left over Valentine papers I was hoping to reuse!! I may have to do a layout! Nicely done!!

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  7. Wow Laura! What a wonderful and cute layout!

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