Too Happy Layout by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Hi there friends, I hope you guys are well! Zsoka Marko stopping by today to share a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! I've used the awesome Go the Scenic Route collection on this project.

First, check out the process video:

I really wanted to use this gorgeous green Paper 5 for my background, but I didn't want the map to be visible. This time I was going to use non-travel themed photos, so I thought the map didn't make much sense. It broke my heart a little because it is absolutely beautiful. I do have another sheet of this paper though, so I will definitely use it in the future!

I started thinking about ideas, how I could cover up this large part of the background in a fun way. Paper 23 in the collection has all kinds of strips on it, and this inspired me to cut paper strips. I cut this paper apart, also a few more from other papers, most of which I didn't end up using. It was hard to know in advance how many I would need exactly. I then started gluing them down. I only added liquid glue at the top part of each strip so I could later bend up and distress the bottom part to add dimension and texture. I kind of organized the strips by color, from lightest to darkest, from top to bottom. I added tissue paper as well as Ephemera Die Cuts behind my photo then adhered them to my background. I originally wanted to use the Foam Thickers to create my title at the bottom, but I just didn't have the right letters in the right colors so I ended up going for the tiny Puffy Word Stickers - I just used letters from different words to create a fun and colorful title. Which by the way is sarcastic (the title I mean), because my kid was clearly not too happy about having to start school haha!

I selected a few embellishments: Chipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsCardstock Stickers, and a Flag Paperclip that matched the colors in the background and I added them using mostly foam adhesive. I stamped my date onto a label and tucked it behind one of the photos. Last but not least, I added my journaling using a white gel pen. I absolutely love using white gel pens on darker backgrounds!

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

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

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1 comment

  1. I'm sure a lot of gals have been thinking about this beautiful Paper 5 but because of Covid, there's no travel photos this year, so an alternative idea is so smart to share. The paper strips are a fabulous idea Zsoka! I really love the texture you created too. I can't imagine it perfectly flat. Love how you added words and phrases tone on tone! Beautiful my dear xK


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