Hi, it’s Anna back with you today and I’m working with a new collection - Simple Stories School Life for my next couple of blog posts.
My first layout is all about the obligatory back to school photos in front of the front door! These were taken last September, after several months away from school...
I began with a sheet of white 12x12 bazzill cardstock as my base. I trimmed down half of the journal elements paper - using the corkboard ‘b’ side.
I wanted to add some texture and interest to my cardstock before going any further. So I used an Echo Park star stencil with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (you can also use texture paste) to both sides of the cardstock. I waited for this to dry before sticking down the cork board paper, I also lightly distressed the edges.
I’ve had this Paige Evans ‘Back to School’ cutfile cut for ages now and I lost one little part of it! As it’s been cut ages there was no chance of finding it, so I just went with it... but I may have to go back and change that at some point! I backed it with the ready. set. learn patterned paper and some black bazzill cardstock.
I love the journal bits from this collection and chose a few of them to add to my layout. Including the journaling element below. I added our personal back to school journaling after I’d taken the photo. I added a few more of the journal bits around my layout too.
To the left side of my photos I added a couple of tags tucked in behind the patterned paper and some Pom Pom trim from my stash.
I painted some dusty attic chipboard stars with shimmerz paint and adhered them to the layout, I also added some enamel dots to my layout.
To finish, I added some splatters of distress spray.
Thanks so much for looking! See you next time.
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