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:

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!


  1. This layout is AMAZING! And could your baby girl possibly be any cuter? She is absolutely precious!

  2. oh my gosh WAY too cool and great page!!! plus she is sooo cute!!!

  3. OMYGOSH! Soooooooo cute!! I love love love those photos and loving those frames!!

  4. Wow! That's an incredible layout! You sure are lucky to have such a darling muse, too!

  5. love this layout and how you used those frames! :)

  6. this is great Paige, I love the grid design and the frames, and of course Jane is just a little doll!

  7. These photos are the most adorable! thank you for sharing your inspiration and talent.


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