Hello everyone! Caroli Schulz here, I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity to be a guest designer for Pebbles.
Today I want to share a simple layout I created using the beautiful Along the Way collection by Jen Hadfield. I love the colors and patterns of this collection, as well as the sweet and feminine details. It was perfect for using few pics of myself I’ve been hoarding for some time, waiting for the right collection.
In this layout, I went for a really clean and simple approach, but with few pretty details in order to make it special. My idea was to create some kind of wreath, and include half-cut circles on it. To start, I drew a few half circles on my page.
Next, I used a cutter to actually cut the shapes I drew before; if you have an electronic cutting machine you can use it too for this purpose.
Now that all the halves of circles are cut, we will use a scoring tool and fold them; this way, we will have some kind of windows that can be filled with photos or patterned paper.
With this base, I created a layout with a wreath design, using some leaves I cut with my electronic cutting machine.
As a focal point, I created two embellishments clusters on the top left and bottom right of the page. I like to keep things balanced and symmetric. Here you can see I filled one of the windows with a photo and used the sewing machine to stitch over it and add an extra detail to the cluster.
On the bottom cluster I also added a round shaped photo, and some more embellishments. Fussy cutting is my fave technique when it comes to embellishing, so I cut few flowers from the gorgeous patterned papers of this line.
I love simple pages but with lot of texture and volume, and this is exactly what I did here. The page looks fun but not overwhelming, don’t you think? I love the gold accents on the 3D embellishments of the Along The Way collection.
I completed the design with the title I cut with my electronic cutting machine and free font “Better Together” (you can download it from free on the internet), and my journaling. Something I love about scrapbooking, in addition to photos, is to journal about the specific memory i am documenting, so my pages always have lots of journaling
I really enjoyed working with Pebbles and hope you liked this idea and give it a try. If you have any questions, just let me know on a comment, or message me through my Instagram account @papelisima.
Thank you for spending time with us here, have a lovely day!