Hello again, friends! I just realized that I never announced here on my blog that I was asked to be a part of the 2016 Simple Stories Creative Team! I know I posted it on my Instagram, but I just totally spaced and didn't post it here. I'm very honored and excited to be on this year's team, and I was up on the Simple Stories Blog a few days ago with my first two layouts.
I'm sharing one of them here today, and I used the You Are Here collection. My husband and I took a little vacation to St. Maarten in between Christmas and New Year's, and one day we went to Loterie Farms. It's a gorgeous wooded and mountainous area that you can hike and climb and take part in obstacle courses with high wires and zip lines. It was so much fun!
I wanted to focus on all the leaves going on in the photo, so I found the perfect leaf cut file from Just Nick. I used inks and gelatos on the background to add more of that pretty turquoise color in the embellishments. I adhered the leaf cut file right on top of that and then added my layers and embellishments on top of that. I used a few flower die cuts and stickers...I wanted to bring out the tropical feel of the photo and memory. That cute palm tree die cut was perfect, too.
I just love this collection! It's so perfect for travel photos, and not just tropical vacations. I added a fun adhesive brad here and some tangled thread. I used a few pieces of paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad.
More layers and flowers! I added my title (from the sticker sheet alphas) on top of the leaf die cut and ran it through my sewing machine.
Here's a better look at the title area. I love that Simple Stories always has a lot of sentiment and phrase stickers...they are perfect for adding touches to small areas on your pages.
One more close-up of the die cut...I really love how it looks cut on this beautiful green patterned paper, and I love that it's so open for the background to show through. You could also take a different approach with this and back the leaves with other patterned papers...that would look awesome!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today...see you soon with more projects!