Diced Circles Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko here with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! I actually made another boys layout - I hope some of you will be happy about it!

There were some comments in Paige's Facebook group how there is not enough boy layout inspiration out there. When I started scrapbooking I hardly ever used feminine things on my layouts and boy, it was hard! I say, use whatever you want on your layouts, don't limit yourselves by what other people consider to be the "norm" or acceptable! I love Paige's collections because there are literally all the colors of the rainbow in them and as such, you can easily come up with color combos that are great for boys. Truly Grateful, the collection I've used on today's project, has lots of generic embellies too that work on any layout!
The cut file I chose is called Diced Circles - I just added an outline so that I could use the die cut as a separate layer, and it was not just a shape in my background - if that makes any sense! At this point I didn't have ideas as to what to do with it, I just wanted to back it first. I chose various shades of blue and green papers and went from darkest to lightest. And then the unimaginable happened...

What a mess! Glue all over my cut file and patterned paper, ohemgee!!! It happened at night and with my boy asleep, I could not use my Cameo, so I had to come up with something to save whatever I could. I cut out the damaged piece and right away I had an idea! What if I cut it apart and piece it all back together, like a pie chart? I printed a big photo to fill in the empty space - it's kinda awesome how Maxim's t-shirt has similar color stripes as the papers I chose for my cut file! Total accident.

I played with the arrangement for quite a while. I kept cutting the cut file into more pieces. Some of the pie pieces have a white border, some don't, but this seemed like the only way to go and to be honest it doesn't bug me much. I added foam adhesive behind some of them for some dimension and interest. I went through all embellies, picked out whatever matched my chosen colors, and scattered them around the circle. I added my title plus some additional words, just because I liked the colors and they fit the theme of my picture. I stitched these down so they stay put for sure. To finish off my page, I wrote my (barely visible) journaling and added my date. Done!
I hope you like this layout and I could inspire you in some small way! Happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, embellishments: Truly Grateful; Cut file: Diced Circles by Paige Evans
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  1. This is GORGEOUS!! LOVING the pieces and those colors!!!!

  2. Hello clever and crafty Zsoka !! I love that you cut up the sections and raised some!! Way to save the day with Maxim's large photo too. I would have been freaking. I'm sharing a very similar cut file in my layout class Sept 8th. I hope you don't mind if I use this technique too, you always inspire me !! <3 xK

  3. FABULOUS layout Zsoka!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration and craft-cident ... funny how the oops moments often make projects even BETTER :)


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