Good morning! Here is our last monthly page kit layout for January 2019. Vicki created a cute flight-themed layout with some of her childhood photos.
I love the combination of cloud photos and airplane theme. Even though the cloud photos are from a different day from the other photos, they work well together with and compliment the other photos (and having cloud photos on both pages really pulls them together!).
Vicki did her first page very minimalistic. Rather than adding more busy photos, she stuck with just the cloud photos and positioned them to look almost like a strip of patterned paper on either side of her title block. For the airplane charm, Vicki used the Tim Holtz Cityscape Commute Thinlit (661809) to cut the shape. She then used Emerald Creek Baked Texture Ancient Amber embossing powder to give it some colour and dimension.
Vicki also used embossing powder to create the cool enamel bead look in the corners of her page. To achieve this effect, sprinkle some embossing powder in the area you want the effect to be (the coarser the powder the better) and then heat from below the page so that you don’t blow the particles around before they melt. Vicki also used a stencil and brown distress ink to add a bit of design in the corners. If you take a peek at the tag, you can also see that she used a background die to add a pattern to it. If you want to try out this technique, you just need a design/pattern die larger than the tag. Cut it out, adhere it to the tag, and then use scissors to trim off the overhanging bits (I recommend cutting the die out of adhesive cardstock to avoid a glue mess!).
Vicki used this same technique on the tag on her second page as well. This, using the same lace trim, and edging around the layouts with the same brown distress ink all pull the layouts together and make sure they compliment each other. I love how Vicki cropped her photo so that it fit with the Boarding Pass patterned paper piece. It looks makes a super cool and unique frame for the photo!
Vicki also put together a pocket page to go with the layout. If you like to do journalling blocks, you can still follow Vicki’s design but pop a journalling block in under the string and button in the top right pocket. You can also add pullout journalling to the tag on the second layout, or add another tag into one of the pocket pages behind a photo or design block.
Here are the layout drafts:
See you again in February with a new monthly kit!