The One with the Ali Edwards WEEK IN THE LIFE Layout


Friday, July 24, 2015

Hey howdy hey! Sharing my latest Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team layout today! The team was given access to the Week in the Life digital files:
And here's what I came up with:
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TACO TUESDAY by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I saw the 3x4 Days of the Week card (png) and knew exactly what I wanted to do! I loved all the patterned digital journaling cards and printed then punched them out to make my own patterned paper.

JOURNALING SAYS: The moment I saw this Polish pottery dish set I thought of a million different uses for it! Taco bar, Thai food, ice-cream or potato bar. Loved putting it to use!

HOW TO: Trace a square portion of the days of the week design in Silhouette Studio, delete a few rows, and then die cut it from white cardstock. Print some of the 3x4" and 3x8" cards then punch them out into 1" squares. Use the patterned paper squares to back each die cut letter. It just so happened (and it's what inspired the rest of the layout!) that the "TUESDAY" was at the top and my taco Tuesday photo colors matched perfectly! I love when layouts come together like that. Serendipitous :) I stitched around the "TUESDAY" with black thread to make it stand out and then layered the photo over a few more printed cards. I embellished a bit with the Let's Eat collection by Elle's Studio and splattered some India ink next to the photo and title. The last step: I was going to watercolor over every single letter, but I'm SOOOOO glad I didn't and chose only to watercolor over "TUESDAY" because the water made the ink run on the printed patterned papers! Disaster averted! It looks okay in the title (maybe, just don't look too close), but would have totally ruined the layout if I'd painted over everything. Anyway, all's well that ends well!

SUPPLIES: Digital files: Ali Edwards; Cardstock, adhesive, pen: American Crafts; Wood veneer, stickers: Elle's Studio; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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