I started by trimming down a piece of 12x12 white cardstock and distressing the edges with a scissor blade. I made four 'notches', (two on each side) at the top and wrapped two different embroidery threads around the page. Where the threads met, I stuck a Flair Button and adhered it using glossy accents to make sure it stayed in place and held the threads where I wanted them.
I then mounted the white cardstock onto the 'Offbeat' patterned paper. I mounted my two photos onto white card, and then along with the card from the 'Epic Tales' paper which reads 'You are my Sun, My Moon and all of my Stars', I mounted them onto the Offbeat paper.
I marked where I wanted the photos and the card to go onto my background and then added some mixed media using a distress ink pad in 'Stormy Sky' mixed with water and applied it using the packaging technique. I also added some splatters in blue and orange. Once this was dry I adhered my photos to the layout using foam to add dimension.
I added a second Flair Button with some thread behind it, and a few pieces from the Die-cut ephemera pack to different sections of the layout. I had to add some foam dots behind certain areas of the ephemera to raise them up to the same level as the photos.
I felt like the layout needed more orange seeing as the word 'Sun' was written in orange on the cut-apart card. I looked through what I have left from this collection and found a small section of the 'All Star' patterned paper. I used a craft knife to carefully cut some of the orange stars out and decided I may as well add some blue stars as well. You can never have too many stars, right?!
I stuck some of the stars flat and raised some up on foam dots to balance the layout out. And that was me done. It's unlike me to bring a layout together so quickly but I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
I hope you've enjoyed this layout. Be sure to check out the collection in the Shop before it sells out. I'll be back next month sharing layouts created with a brand new collection.