Today I wanted to share a layout I created for a challenge over at the Paper Issues Facebook group. I am still not so patiently waiting for my March Hip Kits so I am doing a bit of stash busting right now.
At kindy this week I helped on a trip along the estuary walk way to one of Aimee’s kindy teacher’s homes where we had a picnic morning tea on her massive front lawn. The kids had a ball, it was a good 5km walk and they all managed so well. The highlight was using the toilet at the teachers house ! I snapped this photo of Aimee and one of her kindy teachers (Sharon) as Aimee had jumped in her lap for a cuddle. I love how happy and comfortable Aimee is snuggled in there. I just had to scrap it.
I have used lots of older Hip Kits mixed up together . It was a white space challenge so 2/3rds of your page had to be white space.
Some close ups:Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Do you like creating layouts with lots of white space?
Today I have a new layout to share for Just Nick Studio featuring the Geometric Background 2 cut file. This type of background is a perfect one for layouts of the boys in our lives and I wanted to utilise the different geometric shapes in the file to make little mini pocket style elements within the grid shapes. I also wanted to share how you can adapt the cut files once you have downloaded them in the Silhouette software to make them your own and to work with your design. This is the original file:
As you can see the original cut file is more A4 size and I wanted to widen the windows on the right hand side so I could fit my square photo and have more space to fit my embellishments. To do this, after I traced the file, I right hand clicked on it to ungroup (release compound path). I then dragged the outer border to fill my 12 x 12 inch space on the Silhouette software. I then dragged the rectangle shapes out to meet my new enlarged border. When I was happy with their size and shape, I regrouped the cut file and proceeded to cut it out. This is the finished layout:
I cut the file out on white cardstock and layered it back on white cardstock and filled in most of the diagonal negative spaces with patterned paper. I added my photo to the largest rectangle shape and added some fringing to the bottom as it was a square photo and didn’t actually quite fill the shape – the illusion of another line on the cut file is actually a white border on my photo and added some embellishments to the other negative spaces.
I then added the large title wood veneer and the little frames which hold the initials of my son, Liam’s name and matched diagonal slope of the cut file and finished off with some sequin stars and small word phrases which matched the sentiment of my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout I have shared with you today? Do you alter cut files to suit your style or to fit the type of layout you are doing? Maybe you would like to try this technique one day if you haven’t already?
Oh wow… it has been so long since I posted on my blog! I’ve been so lucky to be included in the 2016 Design Team for Just Nick Studio with lots of talented ladies. Just Nick Studio is an online store which has amazing cut files designed by the gorgeous Nicole Nowosad.
I shared my first layout on the Just Nick Blog yesterday which was a layout All About Me. I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.