Hello Karen here again. I have another layout for you today using the Pebbles Patio Party collection from Jen Hadfield. For my previous layouts I've used a lot of the pink floral papers but for this final layout I decided to use some of the papers which were predominantly yellow and navy.
I trimmed an inch off of each of the edges of a sheet of yellow Bazzill cardstock and matted this in the centre of the B side of a sheet of the Backyard Blooms paper. I machine stitched with navy thread around the edge of the yellow cardtsock and then roughed up the edges with my fingernails to give some added texture.
My 5x7 photo was matted onto some white cardstock which I had punched down the left side with a notebook border punch . I layered a pieces of the Citrus Sweet paper under my photo and also one of the Recipe Cards which with some careful cutting and sticking gives the impression of being a single larger piece of paper.
In a previous DT kit I was sent a few of the mini chipboard butterflies from Dusty Attic. Vanessa kindly also sent me the waste that came from the pack of butterflies and so I decided to add this to my layout! I painted it with white acrylic paint, backed it with some of the navy paper and used it as an extra layer under my photo.
I used some of the tags from the Just for You paper (plus an extra one cut from some of the Backyards Bloom paper) as embelishments on the left side of the layout. Green Bakers Twine was threaded through the tags.
Thin strips of the navy paper which I punched with border punches were added near the bottom and right side of the layout.
I had almost finished my layout when I decided it needed an extra colour adding ... so I decided to add some pink buttons, pink reinforcing rings on the tags, a pink enamel dot and a thin strip of pink cardstock. Pink probable wasn't an obvious colour choice but I like the finished look.
My layout was completed with some very old navy coloured Basic Grey alphabet stickers from my stash to spell out my cat's name.
The Patio Party collection is really versatile and I've loved playing with it. Pop over to Papermaze to find this and lots more to inspire you.
Karen x x