Hi! Dana here....I'm sharing another layout that I created with the February "Our Story" Kit from Scraps of Darkness.
The Blue Fern Studios Memoirs collection is so beautiful that I really didn't want to cover up too much of the paper! I found an older photo of my daughters that I thought would be a great way to highlight the natural elements present in the patterned paper design.
I wanted to highlight some of the beautiful scroll patterns on the background. I used the Festive Berries Distress Marker from the Elements Add-On to trace over the design. This was also a great way to add a pop of color.
My favorite item from the Creativity Add-On is the 12x12 Cork Sheet. The cork sheet is thin enough to cut with a paper trimmer. It also works great with punches! I cut the 12x12 sheet down to about 6x6 and then punched the edges. I wanted to keep the natural cork color, so I first stamped and then burned the design into the cork with a hot tool for a fun, more natural, design feature.
To help bring out some of the subtle reds and blues of this patterned papers, I brought in some red ribbon, and red and blue flowers from my stash. The variety of 49 and Market flowers and leaves from the Main Kit and Floral Add-On came together beautifully to create rustic flower clusters.
The Prima Love Clippings Journaling Notecards make great titles! I used one to create a title spot of this layout that I surrounded with fussy cuts, flowers, Distress Marker highlights, and stamping.
The Prima Love Clippings Journaling Notecards (Main Kit) and the 6x6 Love Clippings Collection Kit (Creativity Add-On) really helps to stretch the 12x12 papers a bit further because I can cut up these smaller papers to help build up layers on my pages. I got creative with this page and created faux layers with border strips and bits and pieces from larger sheets of paper and my scrap pile. I even used some flower packaging under my photo.
I used an old photo of my maternal Grandfather, who I sadly never got to meet. It was dated May 1952 so I used that for the title of this layout. I colored the Kaisercraft chipboard letters with the Festive Berries Distress Marker from the Elements Add-On.
I colored these pieces of Blue Fern Studios XOXO chipboard with the Distress Marker as well. I stamped over the background with the Ruby Rock-It Bella! Champagne Bubbles stamp from the Main Kit using the Prima Chocolat Dye Ink from the Color Add-On. I then staggered some fleur-de-lis accents from the BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons included in the Elements Add-On. This shimmer to this foil is amazing!
I finished this page with some flowers from the Floral Add-On. I changed the look of the yellow flower by removing the flower center and using that as a separate smaller bloom. I replaced the flower center of the larger yellow flower with beads that I borrowed from a Prima Puccini flower.