Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Everyday Heroes / Bella Blvd

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I'm back today to share my newest layout for Bella Blvd.  This week, we are showcasing Everyday Heroes on the blog, and I created a layout about my daughters' teacher, Kayla.  She is simply amazing, and we love everything she has done and continues to do for our girls.  She is a special education teacher and works with children with all kinds of disabilities.  Both my girls are autistic and nonverbal, and she has worked wonders with them for a few years now.  Both my girls love and adore her, and we are forever thankful for her!

I used the Oh My Stars collection for this.  I started with white cardstock and a beautiful quote I found on Pinterest.  I arranged it in a vertical fashion, cut it out on my Cameo and then backed it in a rainbow color scheme using papers and some Washi Stickers.  I used the new Illustrated Faith Watercolors behind my photo cluster & embellishments and layered up a few papers and a few Gift Tags.  I used lots of star die cuts, Washi Stickers, Tabbies, Designer Clips and even a few stickers from the Star Student collection.

**I have no idea why the photo of this layout is blurry.  I have edited and re-edited several times and it keeps going blurry when I upload it to Blogger.**

I love all the details in this collection because everything is so versatile.  And there are SO many colors!  I went with all the colors and scattered different embellishments in different colors all around the photo.  I stitched through all those fun die cut hearts in different colored thread, and I also stitched through some of the stickers and washi.  The white circle die cut is something I've had sitting on my desk for a while, so I just added it into the mix.

Layering is such a great way to add dimension and color.  The Gift Tags are awesome for tucking into those layers.  These Bella Tags come with some white string to add to the tops.  The fun Tabbies are perfect for adding to the sides of your photos for something extra.

I just love this quote, and I love how it looks with all the beautiful papers behind the words.  I did some white stitching through some of the words for a little something extra.  I decided to add some blue watercolor to the left side under the black & white stars.

Here's another look at the backed die cut.  Doing something like this actually helps your layout come together quicker because you can't move it.  You're forced to work around it which gives you some limits to work with.  Sometimes I like that it narrows it down for me.

Okay, one last are some of the Washi Stickers mixed with some stickers from the Star Student Trinkets sheet.  I couldn't resist adding them in on a page about a teacher :)  I also threw in a few She Blooms Enamel Hearts.

So who are your Everyday Heroes?  I hope this inspires you to think about those closest to you and scrap about why they're heroic.  All week long on the Bella Blog you can see who the other DT members view as their heroes.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I work as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in a high school of only special needs students so I just want to say that it is nice to see others acknowledged for the hard work they do! Another gorgeous layout Missy!! Beautiful colours!