Hello there, Karen here today to share with you a traditional 12x12 scrapbooking layout again using the Maggie Holmes ‘Bloom’ collection, I say again because I simply can’t get enough of this collection. Its simply beautiful.
I started with a 12x12-patterned paper; I love simple backgrounds & this pretty pale pink worked well with my photo. Now let's talk about that photo, it was a 6x8 size originally and I cut it down to 6x6, then again into four 3x3’s, why? Because I love doing that, I love creating something else with my photos, to show that they can be arranged another way & still be effective.
To begin I cut 3 ½ x 3 ½ squares from another patterned 12x12 paper from the collection & mounted these on the pale pink paper to the very left side. Next I added the photos on top of those squares. The next step was literally emptying the ephemera pieces from the collection on my desk & then arranging them up the side of the photo. I’ve created a few layouts using this design technique, I like to call it ‘Put all the pretty pieces on the layout’, truly a favourite, the more the merrier I say. Then I just quickly sewed up the middle of these gorgeous embellishments with my sewing machine, I try not to close my eyes when doing this.
Next I added the alpha thickers to the layout. Easy. To finish up I splattered the layout with some black gouache paint mixed with water. I love the effect this has on scrapbook layouts.
Hope this inspires you to create something yourself.
Bloom products ‘Simple Beauty’ Layout: Maggie Holmes Bloom Fresh (680404), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pieces (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Petals Thickers (680430)