We recently got home from a trip to Alaska, and I have to say it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. One evening, my daughter and I walked out on the ship's balcony and we were both just blown away by the blue color of the sky and sea. I used gold sequins and tiny navy stars in a random pattern under my photo to represent the sky. I layered them under a piece of vellum to soften the effect. Then, I searched for gold pieces from several different Crate collections including Party Day, DIY Shop, The Pier and Maggie Holmes. I thought the gold was a perfect way to reflect the Alaskan gold rush history and the navy blue reflected the clear skies, deep blue waters and glaciers we cruised through. I think the colors of this layout, along with the tiny sequins and stars, was the perfect way to help capture the special magic of Alaska.
Hello Everyone! Naomi here with our Creative Weekly theme, navy and sequins! When I heard the topic, I was very excited...sequins are such a popular trend right now, and I immediately thought of gold sequins to go with navy paper. The new Maggie Holmes collection, Flea Market, has a gorgeous navy and cream polka dotted paper and I LOVE it! Then, I thought of gold sequins, and stars...and I thought of a photo I just took of my daughter playing her guitar. She has grown leaps and bounds with her voice and musical talent this year. She sings her heart out..she sings to God, and it always seems like she has stars in her eyes because she loves it so much, and puts so much heart into what she is doing.
I cut stars out of the patterned paper and knew I wanted to put sequins in the stars. I had this brick looking paper from an older collection, which matched my brick wall in the photo, perfectly. I then used the stars that I cut and inked them navy blue to match the paper. I added a banner from The Pier collection at the top, and some gold chevron washi tape from Party Day that had music notes in it as well! I had a gold chevron pop up sticker from DIY Shop and that coordinated perfectly, too. I added some gold thickers and a die cut for the title and was done! I hope you get a chance to play along this week! I can't wait to see what y'all create!
Whether it be confetti, gold accents or sequins, I've been on a roll lately adding jazz and pizazz to my projects. When I saw that this month's Creative Weekly theme including my beloved sequins, my crafty heart started to beat a little faster! I wanted to make a big impact on my layout, so I chose to cut my title with my Cameo, and then adhered silver, gold, white, wood grain and soft pink sequins to the letters. To adhere sequins like this, simply run a generous amount of American Craft "This and That" Tape Runner over each letter and press each sequin firmly to the tape. I added "This and That" Foam Adhesive to my title to add dimension and really make those sequins pop!