Hello and welcome back to the Bazzill Basics blog! It’s Gail here and this week we are celebrating the fabulous season of fall along with giving thanks. Today I’ve combined a few of my favorite things to create a layout documenting my thanks for my children’s wonderful Grandma with a fall inspired color scheme!
First, here’s a look at my layout:
After deciding on a photo of my children with their Grandma and converting it to black and white, I pulled out the current fall collection from Pink Paislee, Cedar Lane, and got to matching some Bazzill Basics cardstock colors to the colors in this collection.
These are the colors I ended up using (from L-R): Peacock, Aruba (Mono), Mulberry (Card Shoppe), Coral Cream (Mono), Sunflower (Classic).
Design-wise, I decided on going with a sunburst effect with the different colored cardstock. I’ve created layouts with a sunburst background before, but this time I only wanted the feature on the top ½ of the layout. I used a template to trace and cut my “rays” from the different colors, adhered them to my layout and then machine stitched along the edges.
I wanted this layout to look quite “clean” and my journaling to be printed directly onto the background cardstock. I don’t have a wide format printer to print onto 12×12 cardstock so this is where the sunburst design came in handy. I was able to print onto a smaller piece of cardstock (I used my FAVE smooth white cardstock – Coconut Swirl) and then adhere it over the top, hiding the join under the sunburst detail up the top of my layout. No one will ever know!
Aaaah! Success! I finished my layout off by adding my photo (of course) as well as title and embellishments, most of which came from the Ephemera pack from the Cedar Lane collection.
For my journaling, I typed out some of the reasons why we are so grateful/thankful for our Grandma. This layout will be filed away as one of those special ones that I hope the kids will look at one day and smile and reminisce.
If you’re reading this and you’re already thinking about which special people or relationships you are most thankful for, than I encourage you to find a photo (an older photo or perhaps you can snap one today) and document it. I guarantee it will become one of your favorite layouts!