Hello Pebbles Friends! What do you do when you have a fabulous collection in front of you, but you don’t have a story to share that’s relatable to the product theme? The gorgeous Land That I Love collection is perfect for so many patriotic projects but don’t be put off by it if you don’t celebrate the Fourth of July. This collection is so versatile, that when you look a little closer, out of the box layout ideas will produce fun loving pages away from the scope of the original theme. Today I am sharing a layout using Land That I Love to help document my son’s “skyrocketing” growth.
When wanting to create a non-themed projected from a specific collection, it helps to look closer at all the little details. The Die-Cut Ephemera skyrockets inspired me to use these pieces to represent something other than fireworks. The bright and playful colours are also indicative of boyish youth. Perfect for documenting my son’s towering growth from the age of thirteen.
step 1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to size (8.5″x11″) along with a patterned paper strip measuring 8.5″x3″. Adhere the patterned paper to the top of the cardstock.
step 2. Fussy cut some flowers from the Patriotic Blooms paper and layer over the join between the cardstock and the patterned paper. Roughly position the photo to determine how many fussy cut blooms you will need. Start adding extra ephemera to the flower cluster, to build up the layers and position the die-cut skyrockets.
step 3. Once the basic patterned paper cluster has been established, add textural detail such as enamel dots and silver foil star thickers.
step 4. To highlight your title, include a contrasting patterned paper strip at the bottom of the page. Use the paper strip as a guide for your title.
step 5. For further detail near the patterned paper cluster, hand stitching skyrocket trails can fill the white space without overwhelming the overall layout. Using a pencil, simply draw a line directly onto the cardstock and then pre-pierce the cardstock. Back stitch through the pierced holes with coordinating coloured thread.
step 6. To help ground the title at the bottom of the page, create a secondary patterned paper cluster in the corner.
step 7. Foam dots will create height and definition, highlighting important features on the layout.
To complete the layout, add a few splashes of black paint in the white space between the paper clusters. Thanks for visiting the blog today. Happy crafting!