November Page Kit ~ Laurie

I just love all the music-themed layouts the design team has come up with this month! Laurie decided to use a photo of the singer of Wonderwall, Noel Gallagher and a fussy-cut guitar ephemera to give a continuous theme to her layout.

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Personally, my favorite part of Laurie’s layout this month is the collage she has made over the burlap. It looks more or less simple, but if you look closer there is actually a lot going on.

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  1. The long black strip is actually made using both of the black tags from the kit, one layered over the other. The lip where the top tag ends is covered by the middle ribbon strip.
  2. Speaking of the ribbon strips, Laurie has incorporated them not just on the black tags, but also on the brown tag. This helps tie the two elements together despite being different colours.
  3. Laurie has also cut a bit of the burlap and layered it over top of the middle section of the black strip. This keeps the black colour from standing out too starkly from the brown-toned layout and helps pull all the segments of the collage together.
  4. I love how she used the round paperclip to attach the metal charm. It is always fun to see things used in a different way than they are ‘supposed to’ be used!
  5. Laurie used the bell brads at the centers of her flowers. She coloured them turquoise with alcohol inks to tie the colour in better with the layout. I like how it ties in with her base cardstock, ribbons and words, because it ties all these little details in with the big basic section (the base).

To create the strip of blue below the photo, Laurie actually used the back side of the codestrip from the blue cardstock. However, if you are using cardstock that doesn’t have this extra strip, you can cut your background patterned paper into two pieces  and arrange it so that there is a gap. I like how she has inked the edges of the photo. It gives it an aged look that fits with the style of the patterned paper and also keeps the white frame of the photo from standing out too starkly against the background.

For the words, Laurie used Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Thinlit Die (660056).

Here is a quick draft:

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Have a great day!

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