Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Combining different collections to create one layout


I've had this photo for, oh, about 16 years that I've wanted to scrap.  I've told the story to my daughter many times, and I thought it was about time I actually put it down on paper for her kids to read someday.  Here's the finished layout:

Honestly, though, it wasn't until I saw the star background paper from the Country Livin' collection by We R Memory Keepers that the desire really started to beckon to me.  I seriously love that sky blue color and the cream stars.  So dreamy.  And you would never know that the other colors in the collection are more bold and have a State Fair/Farm type of feel.  Just goes to show you how versatile patterned papers within a collection can be!

Stars and sleeping go hand in hand and as I thought in my head about a color scheme, pink, yellow, gold and white kept coming to mind.

I used the yellow (punched with one of the Tab Punches also by We R) from one of the other Country Livin' papers and then added a second collection with the pink.  The pink comes from the Simply Spring collection.  I love how the pink and blue help to tone down the bright yellow patterned paper.

I used the Simply Stars stamp set from Stampin' Up! to add gold accents to the background.  The pink glitter chipboard letters are also from the Simply Spring collection from We R Memory Keepers.

Then I just used other stamps and embellishments I had in my stash to add to that dreamy feel.

Here's a close-up of one of the embellishment clusters:

The butterfly is also from the Simply Spring collection

I love, love how this layout came together.  It really conveys the feeling I was going for.  I also love how you can combine two totally different collections to make a single layout!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!

1 comment:

  1. Love this Rebecca. I can't believe she is leaving on a mission.


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