Hi everybody, my name is Sindi Jeffers and I’m just stopping by today to share a layout I created with the beautiful My Bright Life paper pad. I have used almost every square inch of paper in this pad on other projects. When I was asked to do a guest design post for January, I decided to get creative and use the last few remaining bits of paper.
All I had left were a few squares of paper, which I cut into strips for this project. I had this adorable photo of my son and our sweet furry friend, so I decided to create a giant paw print for my background. I found a template on the internet and hand cut the shapes I needed.
I then used the strips to cover the shape of the paw print. I decided to roll the ends of some of the strips to create dimension on my page. Attaching the top edge of each strip to the paper before rolling helps things go more smoothly. I simply rolled the bottom edge up around my paintbrush. I also folded some of the strips into loops before securing them. I love the look it created. After that, the only thing left to do was stitch around the paw print.
After that, I hand cut some clouds to scatter around my page. In order to bring out one of the gorgeous colors from the paper pad, I painted some of the clouds a soft blue. I like to double my clouds, stacking one on top of the other, in order to create even more dimension on my pages.
Here’s the final layout. I hope I’ve managed to inspire you to keep all those scraps! Even the smallest bits of leftover paper can find new life.