1st Day of School Layout by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hi everyone, Jana here with you today! Our little one started 3rd grade in the summer and I have never ever scrapped a picture from his first day of school! What?! So, today was the day and I started this project with the Spooky Stars Background cut file.

The new Whimsical collection is full of creative things and it is perfect for school pictures. I decided to go with a white cut for the stars because I wanted to use a patterned paper, Paper 15, as my background and I wanted to use a lot of colorful elements. I also decided to add some vellum to some of the stars. This looks so cool and the background is shining through. I always love to use vellum on my layouts. Then I added a thin layer of white acrylic paint to the patterned paper because I wanted to add some mixed media to it. I used greens and blues with a touch of yellow here and there. After I stitched some of the stars down I placed the picture on top and started to build my layering around it.

I used a lot of school-themed images from the Chipboard StickersSticker Book, and Ephemera Die Cuts, like a set of notebooks, some brushes, scissors, and a set of watercolors. I also added some fussy cut details from patterned papers. I tried to do color-on-color with the little titles on the stars and the elements around it. This was a really fun project and I totally love how it turned out. The new Whimsical collection is just awesome and the colors are beautiful!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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