I'm checking in today with a new layout I created for the "out with the old, in with the new" theme at Fancy Pants! Our assignment was to mix new with old supplies. I loved this! I don't often have the time to create stash layouts but I always love when I have the possibility. They do take longer in general because I have to go trough my stash to see what I can or want to use, but one can achieve a much more unique look!
I've used the following collections on this layout:
- Everyday Circus (patterned paper)
- Nautical (patterned paper)
- Spellbound (patterned paper, buttons, die cuts)
- Timbergrove (patterned paper)
- Meology (chipboard button)
- Making waves (alphas)
- Burlap & Bouquets (flair button)
- True Friend (flair button)
- Flutter (button, chipboard)
- Dream Big (paper clip, die cuts, puffy stickers)
- Family & Co (label, die cut)
- Joy Parade (die cuts)
- Good Fellows (puffy stickers)
The first paper I chose was the teal wood grain paper - isn't it amazing?! It was like seeing it for the first time! Then I started picking out papers I liked and at some point I had a color combo in my mind what I wanted to go for.
I designed the layout in Silhouette studio, just to see what it would look like. Then I cut all the circles with my Cameo. Of course you can hand cut these using different sized plates as template. I used to do this before I had my Cameo.
I then glued down everything and felt like I have no dimension at all. So I added a few hand stitched circles here and there, for a bit of dimension and texture.
My photo I already cropped in my photo editing program, because I like to have a white border around. I then matted my picture and placed it on some foam adhesive so it stands out more.
At this point I was still just hoping I'd find embellishments that matched my chosen colors! I'm not big on planning ahead haha! Luckily I have quite a big stash of Fancy Pants supplies since it's been my favorite company ever since I started scrapping! So I dug out everything and to my surprise I've found so many things! Even alphas which I really wasn't expecting. In this alpha pack there are other colors too, red and yellow, so I picked out all colors that fit and tried to come up with a title. Boy, this is what took me longest! I even tried to use one of those scrabble helps where you enter your letters and it gives you suggestions for words. But I had a lot more letters you can enter there so it was no help at all. Eventually I came up with this title. I had to engineer a T because I only had one. I believe I've used an R and a 5 to create it.
I then added all kinds of embellies, all over my page: puffy stickers, die cuts, flair buttons, buttons, chipboards...I love how the colors tie all these together!
To finish off the layout I wrote my journaling and stamped my date.
That's it for today! I hope you are inspired to dive into your old Fancy Pants stash now, because there surely are treasures to be rediscovered! Happy crafting!
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