Grateful Layout by Adam Westwood

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 Hi! Welcome back to Paige Evans' blog! ScrappyAdam here again with something a little different from me! I started off with Paige's Rainbow Background cut file which I resized to as big as I could cut and then cut it from white cardstock. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it for a couple of days but then decided to try something different (for me) and got out a few Distress Oxides! I decided on six colours (I know, not a true rainbow - but I'm good with that!) with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, I then began blending the ink on to the cut file, having placed it on another sheet of white cardstock. I was then left with an awesome print on the white cardstock for another project and took the cut file as the base for my page!

Something else a little different for me was some mixed media! Basic but mixed media nonetheless! I took some watercolors and added splatters across Paper 12 from the Go the Scenic Route collection, roughly in the same diagonal pattern as I had coloured the cut file. The colours don't match the rainbow but I am good with that - it provided a contrast and another dimension to the page. I then adhered the cut file in place. I felt like something was missing so I decided to add a border but only to two edges - the left and the top. I used Paper 9 for this to give a pop of blue. I trimmed my photos which are 3x4" and matted these on white cardstock and then again with the B-side of Paper 6. I placed my photos in the centre but more towards the bottom of the page. I used pom pom trim from my stash to give a bit of added texture and something a little different and contrasting to the bright colours. This acted as a shelf for my photos to 'sit' on and helped focus my embellishing.

I struggle with titles - I always want an eye catching title or something quirky or a play on words but in the moment, can never think of anything suitable! I often do pages without titles because all my scrapping is random - nothing is chronological and I have mixed albums and I will often scrap multiple photos of the same event/activity/occasion and so I feel that a title on every page isn't always needed. Though I am finding myself titling pages a lot more these days! In the end, I decided on "Grateful" with a subtitle of 'Making Memories'. I used a puffy sticker from Truly Grateful and then a Puffy Phrase Sticker from Go the Scenic Route. I like to overlap a title on to my photo - I think it focuses the page to the photo.

It was then a case of embellishing. You will know by now that I am most definitely a 'more is more' kinda scrappy guy! But I didn't want to overload the page and cover all the rainbows. So I dug deep into my box of Paige Evans goodies and used various pieces from Go the Scenic Route including some Puffy Stickers and Ephemera Die Cuts. I also used a couple of the lovely birds from Truly Grateful and then some of the words from Paper 13 from Bloom Street, dotted around the page. The puffy stickers from Go the Scenic Route are fab as they have lots of dots - so I used a few of these too. I added some very basic journaling to the bottom left of the page and the date to the bottom right and that was this page done.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be back soon - with a page using Paige's awesome new collection, Wonders! Have a happy scrappy week and take care!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, Thickers, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Rainbow Background by Paige Evans

Location: Manchester, England / Instagram: @scrappyadam / Facebook: Adam Westwood / Pinterest: Scrappy Adam

1 comment

  1. What a fun layout! It's colorful and happy, and it lets the photos shine. Well done, Scrappy Adam!


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