It's Meridy here today sharing my first layout using the beautiful "All Fall" Classic Kit. There are still 4 more of these kits available in the store, and they are JAM PACKED with goodies...
This week the design team is working with the "Pumpkin Patch Challenge". This challenge is to create a page with "patches" of paper as the background, and incorporate stitching somewhere on the page.
I started the layout using the orange cardstock as the background. Then I pulled a few pieces of patterned paper that coordinated with the colors in my photo and cut them into 1 1/2 squares. Next, I began arranging them on the orange cardstock on the diagonal. I didn't use any particular pattern, I randomly placed them so that no two of the same were next to one another. After I adhered the squares, I machine stitched down the space between each row.
After I got the patchwork looking the way I wanted, I placed my photo where I wanted it to go and added the title and a sprinkling of embellishments on the top right corner of the 5x7 photo.
Next, I added a piece of the packaging of the Pretty Little Studio stickers to serve as my journal block. It was printed to look like lined notebook paper, so it lended itself to be used on a layout, rather than be thrown away.
I finished off the layout with a few more Simple Stories printed chipboard shapes and some beautiful Echo Park brads from the kit. I used the Tim Holtz brown distress marker included in the kit to do my journaling.
Thank you for stopping by today, come back all week to see how the rest of the design team uses "patchwork" and "stitching" on their layouts! Have a great week!!!