The One with the Garden Girl Photos-Themed Layout


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's the first of the month which means new projects from the Garden Girls! This month the theme was "photos" which was pretty open-ended so I decided to frame my photos with pretty fabric "polaroids" from the Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper. Check it out:
LOVED

Description: I've been waiting for the perfect photos to use with these fabric polaroid frames by Maggie Holmes and when I saw the colors in these pictures of Jane I was so happy to find a match! The "polaroid" and "instagram" look is so "in" right now! The colors in the Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper are so bright and fun, I had a blast layering embellishments in matching colors in these four quadrants. Birds, butterflies, ribbons, bows, jewels, and sequins all add to the girly nature of this layout. I added an artistic feel that's also trendy right now by adding a whitewash background to tone it down so the photos pop more. Colored spray mist emphasizes the different colors and the black India ink drops draw the eyes across the page and brings out the black chevron background.

Journaling says: Just a few pics of sweet darling Jane on a cold morning at Disneyland! She melts my heart!

How to: Whitewash a chevron paper background and distress the edges. Add four fabric polaroid frames on top. Place a picture in the top left and bottom right frames. Embellish each frame with matching colored elements (stickers, die cuts, chipboard shapes, jewels, sequins, etc.). Drop matching colored spray mist across each frame then drop India ink across the layout and let it dry. Journal on a die cut card on the bottom right corner.

Supplies: Patterned paper, hairpins, chipboard (bird circle, bow, flowers, butterflies, frame), fabric frames, ribbon bows, stickers (banners, journaling spot, scalloped border, sentiments, tabs, word), die cuts (butterflies, journaling spots): Crate Paper; Sequins: Craft supply; Jewels: Doodlebug Design; Spray mist: Studio Calico; India ink: Artworks; Ink: StazOn; Paint: M. Graham & Co.; Pen, date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts


The next Garden Girl debut is June 1st - see you then!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN