Hey friends! I’m back with you today to share a 12×12 layout that I created for Pretty Little Studio using the XOXO Collection designed by Hello Heather.
I loved the designs & the colors of the Washi Strips and wanted those to be my focus of my layout. First, I adhered the washi strips onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and then fussy cut each strip. This allowed me to use the washi like die cuts on the layout. I painted a broad pink strip of acrylic paint onto the white cardstock background using a brayer and then adhered the washi strips in a vertical fashion on the cardstock.
I color matched a couple of the Perfect Match Word Flags with the washi strips and popped them up with foam to add more visual interest and dimension. I also used a few of the White Romantic Words Phrase Stickers to fill in the blank areas between the Washi Strips.
This photo is of Aidan & our new dog, Keith. Keith LOVES to look out the window, and Aidan absolutely adores Keith. I was sitting on the couch across the room and saw the two of them snuggled up with each other and snapped the photo. The photo was grainy and of poor quality, but the memory was just too sweet. I used 2 small journaling tags included in the XOXO Die Cut Pack to add my typed journaling. I also cut a frame from the I’m Yours Patterned Paper and adhered it directly on top of my photo. I positioned 2 arrows (from the same die cut pack) on the photo to help draw your eye to the photo and the journaling. For final touches I added a few Heart Stickers, machine stitching through a few of the Washi Strips and Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters.
I love the colors included in the XOXO Collection including the gorgeous green color of the Love Story Alpha Stickers that I used to spell out my title.
Now you can take a look at my process video!
Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me and I hope you’ve found inspiration on how you can use multiple strips of washi on a single layout!