Ashley Cannon Newell
I've created a mini album cover using Maggie Holmes' mini clipboard album. Although Spring is right around the corner, I still have a few Fall photos to use. So, I thought it would be fun to add those Fall photos to bright and cheery pages by using Spring color schemes. I used the acetate cover as my base and added die-cut cardstock and embellished to my heart's desire. I love butterflies and knew I had to make one the focal point for the album cover. After layering a few patterns, I added a butterfly die-cut; making sure to curl the butterfly wings a bit using my fingers. I think it makes the butterfly appear more realistic. I also like to embellish the butterfly's body by layering a circle punch and fabric covered brad.
Butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies. I think everyone around me knows how much I love them. Case in point - I have butterflies in my hair for my wedding photos!
I punched out several sizes of butterflies from vellum to scatter around the layout. Really loving the barely there effect. I think vellum butterflies are stunning! I stitched the background first, filled some spots with patterned paper and started layering from there. Butterflies can never get old for this girl!
How many collections can you spot on this layout? I had so much fun mixing and matching Crate Paper goodies, old and new. There's much to be admired and the collections blend so well together. Look closely to find out what I included on the layout.
Remember to join in this week's CW Challenge! Can't wait to see what you create with Crate!!
It really doesn't take more than a sprinkle of "flutter" to bring a layout to life. Anymore details than that are purely optional. The butterflies here are created from three different patterned papers. They're layered and stiched right down the center! I opted to use a neutral, woodgrain pattern as the background to create a "natural" space for the butterflies to flourish. It also echoes the background in the photos. The collection of choice is "Party Day"! It's full of bright, whimsical colors and patterns akin to Spring, and the Summer months ahead.
Bugs are a sign of Spring and renewal. I made accommodations for the season by using Party Day. It's hues and patterns fit well with warm weather and great outdoor moments. Beyond the collection, the layout is of a grid design that includes chipboard frames. They serve as a display for the "bugs" and give them a place to land. For dimensional purposes, the bugs are adhered to the page with 3D Pop-Dots. Surrounding the frames are small butterflies, each holding a section of journaling, like a flying banner. I love this layout for it's apparent simplicity and well-tended details.