I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day! Today on the blog we have a vintage car themed layout designed by Laurie.
I love how Laurie has incorporated her pocket-page to work with her layout. Rather than a separate insert, it is attached to the second layout and framed by the brown ribbons on each page.
While Laurie has decided to leave the space below the pocket-page on the second page blank, you can use this space for more photos, journalling blocks, or even some fun mixed media!
Laurie has livened up the area around her photos by doing some layering with her mattes. The longer pieces (the brown ribbon and the red die-cut tire tread) help to center your eyesight on the photo, while the other pieces add some dimension and texture.
Here is a close up of the chain:
I love how she has attached the chain as if it hanging off of the metallic brad. It gives the piece a more finished look than if it had just been adhered straight to the page.
Laurie added some die-cutting to the bottom right corner on the second page. For the brick wall silhouette, she cut a corner die out of the patterned paper and adhered the silhouette to the page. She then adhered some of the cut out pieces on top of it and over the ribbon to give a mixed-media type effect. She stained the wooden head silhouettes with Tim Holtz Distress Stain- you can use acrylic paint as well, but if you want to keep the wood grain like Laurie has you may need to water it down or use water colours. The tire tread die-cut and brown ribbon help tie in the second page with the first.
Have a great day!