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Monday, 31 May 2010 09:37

This layout was inspired by the patterned paper that perfectly matched my photos as well as a single page sketch by Donna Downey. Because I had so many photos to choose from I wanted to include as many as possible onto the layout. So I doubled up on the original sketch and basically repeated the sketch from the left onto the right side of the layout. This is a quick and easy way to turn a single page into a double.

Play by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)
Play by Jowilna Nolte (Page 2)

Play by Jowilna Nolte
To make my photos stand out against the background paper I used a combination of red and dark brown cardstock to matt my photos onto. The sanded edges of my photos help to create a contrast against the matts and made them stand out even more.
Cardstock by Core'dinations & Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by Fabscraps. Distress Ink by Ranger Industries. Tags by American Tag Company. Stickers by 7Gypsies. Other: Pearls, embroidery thread & ribbon.

Play by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)
Play by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)
Play by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)
Play by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

Because the focus of my layout was the large amount of photos I only wanted to add a few embellishments and accents as decoration. I used the dots from the remaining piece of patterned paper and punched them out. I then adhered them back onto the layout using double sided foam tape to raise them. The only other embellishments I added was a few red flat backed pearls alongside some 7Gypsies quote stickers and a journaling block. A couple of white hand sewn crosses were added as finishing touches. To create the background for my title I used a large shipping tag and inked it using distress ink in brown. To create a fun texture and pattern on it I splattered some water onto the ink and let it dry naturally.

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Water splattered backgrounds