Hi friends and welcome back! Today I am sharing this fun and colorful layout with you from Natalie’s albums, using the Paige Evans Go The Scenic Route collection. This is a layout in my series all about our Kids School Years, and you can see more through this link: Kids Scrapbook Albums Project. I have a fun process video for you, so check it out below!
For my layout today I decided to do my own version of the quilted background. This is a quick and fun way to bring color and texture into your layout, and the Go The Scenic Route collection had a cut apart sheet included that was perfect for this purpose. The first thing I did was cut all the squares and arrange them on my page. I also distressed the edges a bit before adhering them to the layout.
To help some of the squares stand out from the background, I also added some chipboard stickers and word stickers. You can see how I alternated which squares got embellishments, so your eye overall gets a sense of direction from that.
For my title, I decided to play up the colors theme. I used the foam alphabets from the collection, and notice how I placed the letters somewhat random. I wrote my journaling underneath the title by hand, and stamped the date next to it underneath the photo. Everything on this page is designed to be whimsical and light and happy. I definitely think this has been accomplished, don’t you?
The photo is hilarious to me, and shows her personality so well. I added two birds around the photo which also lend a sense of direction to the page. I have always put birds on her layouts, they appear on almost every layout I have made for her over the years. Do you have a special theme or icon you use for your children? I also of course placed some heart stickers and a few tickets here. There was one tag in the cluster, so I added a bit of twine to that. I styled the ends of the twine similar to how Cassie Box does her twine, by allowing it to trail into the page and then lightly gluing it into place!
Did you enjoy this layout? I certainly had so much fun making it and I know it brings a bit of sunshine into these dreary winter days. See you again soon!