Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Travel is the Only Thing You Buy That Makes You Richer - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hey there guys,

I'm stopping by today to share my newest layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. I've worked with the awesome Go the Scenic Route collection!

There were two things I wanted to use on this layout, the patterned paper with all the super cool travel related icons and the foam alpha stickers. My idea was to have a longer title so I could use lots and lots of colorful alphas, but it didn't quite turn out the way I imagined it.

I started out by fussy cutting lots of icons - obviously you could do this with a PixScan mat, but I have no idea where mine is, so I thought instead of spending time on finding it, I'd just watch a movie and fussy cut them :). This was actually the most time-consuming part of the whole layout; the rest is super quick and simple. Well, except the adhering of these pieces, of course, that takes some time too. 

What I wanted to do originally, is having the icons just like they are now, with a white circle in the middle, in which I was going to add my title. But I couldn't figure out a good place for my photos, so I scratched that. Also, my title didn't fit inside the circle. Oh dear. On to the next idea! This time I put my photos inside the circle, and I lined up my title with the circle - but the last word just wouldn't fit. Sheesh. I'm really stubborn though and I was not going to give up on that title! So eventually, instead of using the alphas for the last word, I just typed it up and added it between the first and last words of the title - I was thinking, this way one can actually tell where the title starts? I don't know, maybe it all makes no sense at all :D Before I glued down the typed-up word though, I stitched down the alphas using my sewing machine. 

Then I arranged all my fussy cut icons and adhered them down with foam tape for dimension, texture, and interest. I splattered some white acrylic paint on the background. I then added my photos, which has some tissue paper layered behind them, as always. Since my page is already super busy, I didn't add many embellishments, just a few die cuts for a bit of color, a puffy sticker, and a paper clip. Once everything was in place, I wrote my journaling - which is super short, but I didn't need to say more.

That's it! Very simple, but I love the colorful result.
I have a process video for this layout as well if you're interested!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another. Have a wonderful day and see you next time!