Tuesday, September 27, 2016

C86 Mother Nature Collection Oh so Peaceful Layout

C86 Mother Nature Collection Oh so Peaceful by Bev Code

Paper; C86 Mother Nature Collection, Wild Olives 005, Berry Bliss 008 Butterfly Script 006
Stencil: DS 052 Branches of Leaves
Sticker: ST86 001 post cards
Metals: E6 008 assorted 
Chipboard: DC86 005
Marker: copic
Die: My Memory Box
Other: cardstock, flowers Petaloo, Forever in Time, Lace


STEP #1:  Most often when creating a layout the best starting point is grabbing lots of matching coordinating and contrasting papers with lights, darks and a mix of prints along with some accenting cardstock. These papers should match well with the photo(s) you have pulled to work with.

STEP #2: I like to layer the papers to see what looks the best .. on top of each other... then lay the photos on top to see what looks the best.

STEP #3: When you have a rough idea then I decide on the background and often cut pieces of different shapes and sizes to get the most out of the papers that will be behind the photos. Inking the edges helps them pop where the changes are made. (if you're like me and don't glue down right away my tip to you is to take a photo of what you liked so when you pull it apart to start gluing from the bottom up.. you can view your photo for reference). 

STEP #4: with the background roughly done I like to lay the photos back on and see how things look to the eye. Lots of time you now need some stenciling with a pop of colour, or a die cut shape to pop with both colour and design. These often give the photos a base to hold them together. For this page I added dark green stenciling and some die cut shapes from cardstock.

STEP #5: The title is chosen and for this on I copic coloured the chipboard Oh so Peaceful. 

STEP #6: I chose a few accent options and played with them moving them around and rearranging them until they fit. For this page I chose some great metals in a floral and leaves along with some burlap accents with a lace bow to for clusters in 2 sections of the page.

STEP #7: There was a fab postcard sticker that went great in the title section as part of a clustered section. 

STEP #8: The outer section of chipboard off the title was copic coloured and was used to behind the one photo.... one photo was matted for pop of colour and .. one was left plain. 

Just remember pages should showcase the photos, tell a story and preserve memories for the future to share.

Thanks for stopping by today... .. see you again soon. 


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Bev
Gr Karin

Dottie said...

Bev just beautiful! I have never done anything like that I have put family pix on cards but that would be a beautiful scrapbook page.
God Bless

Sharon said...

Beautiful layout Bev. Love that paper. BL

Salnclts said...

Beautiful layout! BL

Great-Aunt Camille said...

Amazing layout! Bloggie Love