Explore Layout by Zsoka Marko

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 Hello there crafters, Zsoka Marko here today and I hope you guys are doing well! Can you believe it's the last day of September already?! It's insane how months just fly by. When I saw the new Go the Scenic Route collection the paper that caught my eye first was the rainbow squares B-side of Paper 21! Right away I thought I'd need to cut some shapes from it once I get my hands on it. So here we are! I went with one of my favorite shapes (after circles): hexagons.
The size of this punch is perfect for this paper! I punched out all my hexagons then spent some time distressing the edges. I don't distress often - I prefer nice, clean edges in most cases, but I needed some dimension and texture here. I don't own a distressing tool, I used to use my nails back when I started scrapbooking haha! These days I use my Tim Holtz scissors (literally the best scissors out there) to do this, because one side is serrated so it does a great job with minimal effort.
I then played around with placement - more often than not, I end up arranging my hexagons like this, scattered around the page. I wanted to make sure they are grouped by colors too. I didn't have enough dark blue and since it's my favorite color, I just needed to add more - hence the blue spot Paper 19 (which by the way comes with a navy foiled look in the 6x8 Paper Pad, unfortunately I didn't have it back when I made this layout - that navy foil is absolutely gorgeous!). Once I was satisfied with the look, I started to glue things down onto my background paper. I chose the white ledger B-side of Paper 12 so the colors pop more. I had to turn it upside down because there was a blue text in the top left corner which I wanted to cover up - originally, I didn't have hexagons in that corner. In hindsight, I really didn't need to do this but hey, it's easy to be wise after the event ha! I alternated between liquid and foam adhesive to create a bit of variation and dimension. I layered tissue paper behind my photo, then glued it down. I tucked in labels from the Ephemera Die Cuts here and there and added a Chipboard Sticker geotag on top of my picture.
I kept my embellishing at a minimum - I mainly used Chipboard Stickers and a few Ephemera Die Cuts. I love adding lots of embellishments, but lately I'm having trouble doing so on my boys' layouts - it's a whole new experience scrapping a tween! I used to make such sweet, colorful and fun layouts for my little boy but now that he is so big, I struggle, there's no doubt about it! Awww time, will you please stop?! Finally, I added my date and wrote up my journaling. Done!
I hope you like this colorful layout and I could inspire you in some small way! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back with another post soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE
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