Hello again friends! It’s Gail here to share with you a colorful, spring-inspired layout with a fun, decorative border technique!
Each year at my daughter’s school, they have an Easter bonnet parade for the younger grades and I love this tradition! For last year’s parade, I handed over the decorating responsibilities to my excited daughter and this was her masterpiece!
I wanted my layout to reflect the spring colors on her hat as well as give a handmade feel. I grabbed a couple of sheets of patterned paper (from the Maggie Holmes ‘Bloom’ collection) and a few sheets of coordinating Bazzill Basics cardstock to create this “patchwork” type border around my page.
I simply cut a strip of each paper/cardstock varying the widths, and in turn cut each strip into random smaller lengths. I then arranged them around my White Op background cardstock to border it. I made sure to balance the colors and patterns.
After lightly adhering each piece, I then added a row of machine stitching around the border to ensure it stays put.
I kept my photos, title and embellishments in the centre of the page, layering up lots of different textures behind my photos for subtle dimension.
This is another technique that is perfect for any scraps of cardstock you might be hanging on to. I love the variety of finishes of Bazzill Basics cardstock – such as dotted swiss, bling and smooth – and that they can all be used together on the one project!
I hope you get a chance to play with some fun spring colors soon!
Other Supplies Used - Patterned Paper & Chipboard: Crate Paper; American Crafts Thicker