Hello Gorgeous. How are you enjoying the UKS Blog Hop so far ? You should have come from Cal but if you are lost, you can find all the links back on UKS.
Welcome to my blog. I am going to show you how I created a very layered layout. I hope it will inspire you to get creating now that the kids are back at school.
I don't usually have a lot of layers under my photos but on discovering a lot of journaling cards, I thought I had better put some of them to work. Rather than haphazardly pushing cards and embellishments under, I decided to work at the layers methodically. A bit too prescriptive ? Maybe! For me, it helped to think of the layers like this.
I started by preparing my base cardstock. I removed approximately 1" from the white cardstock to end up with 11"x11". I didn't cut it too straight before I framed it with 2 patterned papers. I am intending to machine sew around the edge but I won't do this till the end.
I added four journaling cards plus the red tag to lift a very neutral card a little.
Next I added two Fancy Pants stencil cards. The cut out on the card provided me an opportunity to add another layer so underneath them went a piece of patterned paper and some stamps. Later on, you'll see why I used the stamps.
I added two photos to the mix.
This is followed by a framed photo in the middle. The chipboard and a little bit of twine adds another layer.
Next I added three clusters of labels in a triangle formation - top right, bottom right and middle left. You probably already know about how a triangle is used in designing a LO so I will not bother you with a lecture today.
I added a wood veneer shape on top of each cluster of labels and that's pretty much my photo area done.
I added a title at the bottom of the page. I seem to be doing a lot of titles at the bottom of the page right now. You are probably bored with that. For this layout, moving to the bottom provided some clear space between two areas of clutter. I went over the top with some stamps from October Afternoon.
That space in between provided the perfect area for my journaling. I also sew around the edges at this point.
There you go. The photos are from when we visited Mudeford, Dorset This layout is called Right Here because you don't have to get on a plane to find some lovely place. Do those postage stamps make sense now ?
I hope you are inspired to try this yourself. If you do, please post me a link. I would love to see.
That's all from me. Your next stop is Kathy on http://kathyisshopping.blogspot.co.uk/.