It was bound to happen. I got tired of my project that involved using up all of my scraps. I started itching to break out some uncut paper. Besides, I need to use up paper so that it can fit into my holders again. Really this layout lives a little bit in both worlds.
There are both new papers and scrap papers on this layout. I got to use that red and white polka dot paper. (I really like a polka dot for a background. It adds interest while not being too busy.) The blue chevron and bright green stripe were scraps. Everything else came out of my 6×6 pads. So, I used scraps and made new scraps. Hrm, that didn’t really net me any space in my scraps bin.
This sign in this photo allowed for a nice variety of color. (And for once there is no pink or aqua!) It really made picking out papers quite easy. I even managed to work in both a multi-color star paper and a multi-color dot paper! They are far enough away from each other that the small amount used didn’t clash.
Embellishing this piece was a snap. The number of papers and colors called for a pretty small amount of embellishment. If I had added a lot of embellishment, it simply would have overwhelmed the photo. Since I had a chevron/dot/star/stripe thing going, I pulled some die cuts from a Simple Stories’ Say Cheese II collection. Those banners with the arrows seemed to fit perfectly. I also pulled the “Admit One” ticket and the “here we go!” banner. Then all I really needed was some dimension. A few chipboard hearts with enamel dots, and voila! Why can’t embellishing always be this easy?
I would like to add, that I did get inspiration from somewhere when I made this. Even though I just finished this page last week, I can’t remember what the inspiration was. A scan through hundreds of pins yielded nothing. If I ever find the page or sketch that started me on the path to this layout, I will link it!