My layout today is based off sketch #12 in our Hip Kit Club Facebook Forum sketch series and this week’s sketch calls for a large photo. I don’t tend to scrapbook a lot of large photos and don’t have easy access to print large photos. I did scrapbook quite a few 5×7 photos when I first started scrapbooking and would have them printed on a fairly regular basis. So I headed to my stash and came across this photo from 2011. The sketch calls for a much larger photo but this 5×7 photo is much larger than what I typically scrapbook.
I started by layering multiple pattern papers from the Main Kit on a piece of American Crafts textured white cardstock from the Cardstock Kit. The Pink Paislee Moonstruck pattern paper and the two HKC exclusive pattern papers just compliment each other so well! I also added hand stitching using white embroidery floss onto each gray stripe to add extra texture.
I grabbed the the white canvas alphas from the Embellishment Kit and a few Prima Oil Pastels, from August 2016 Color Kit, to color the alphas a dark blue color. My title is also much longer than my typical titles and captures a majority of my journaling for this layout. Aidan was 3 years old when this photo was taken and he was obsessed with trains. My grandma lives near a set of tracks and we would take him there when we would visit her. He could sit there for HOURS just watching the trains go by.
To embellish the layout I grabbed a few of the cork shapes from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, that are included in the Project Life Kit, and a few of the HKC exclusive wood veneer pieces included in the Main Kit. I placed the two cork clouds at the top of the page along with two of the wood veneer pieces.
I then started to create a cluster around the photo. I added the third cork piece and the third wood veneer piece in this cluster to create a visual triangle. I also added a heart & feather ephemera piece from the Pink Paislee-Moonstruck Collection. That entire ephemera pack is included in the January 2017 Main Kit! I placed one of the gold paperclips from the 1 Canoe 2-Hazelwood Collection, included in the Embellishment Kit, onto the heart ephemera. I also added a banner sticker from the Hazelwood Collection that is included in the Project Life Kit.
At this point I felt the layout looked a bit boring so I started to look for little odds and ends to add. I grabbed a scalloped border from the HKC exclusive die cut pack, that is included in the Embellishment Kit, and added it to the left side of the layout. I then added a couple of the HKC exclusive washi strips, also included in the Embellishment Kit, to the right side of the layout to help balance the navy color. I typed the remainder of my journaling, cut the paper into a thin strip, and added it along the right side of the layout. I then grabbed dark blue enamel dots from the Simple Stories-Posh Collection, that were included in the September 2016 Project Life Kit, and scattered them generously around the layout.
Now you can take a look at how this layout came together in my YouTube process video!
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