Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Layout with My New Stash!

I did a little shopping last week and when my order arrived, I couldn't wait to make a layout with some of my new products.  I started with these two Amy Tangerine papers, Crate Paper layered embellishments, Webster Pages design stickers and letter stickers and Bazzill cardstock. 

I wanted another patterned paper to bring these colors together and add a third color so I chose this Kaiser Craft paper which brings in different shades of pink.  

Instead of inking the edges of the papers, my usual technique, I outlined all the pages with my new grey Shimelle journaling pen, which I love, and arranged the layout in a centered block formation.

The outlining really helps to define the edges and adds a more whimsical touch to the page. 

I used Dear Lizzy's Serendipity Thickers for the main title.  They are my absolute favorite thickers ever.  It's a great font with gorgeous colors and patterns. There are so many letters that it's easy to create titles with a balanced mix of colors.  But the very best part? No numbers!  I nearly never need numbers and it irks me to buy a pack of thickers knowing that close to a third of them will go to waste.  The subtitle letters are from Webster's Pages These are the Days collection.  They have a Great Gatsby style font with little touches of color.  

Look at all those vowels! 

I kind of got lost on the embellishing and learned the hard way how strong the adhesive is on that cork circle from We R Memory Keepers.  Once it hit the paper, it wouldn't budge.  For some reason, the flamingo sticker spoke to me so I added that to the cluster with some other embellishments like twine, enamel dots, a flair badge, washi tape, and chevrons.  I didn't use those Webster's Pages design stickers but there's always next time.

Here are some close ups of the embellishment clusters.

So, what do you do with new products?  Make a project right away or admire it for a while before cutting into it?

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