January 2020 Page Kit ~ Sheri

Good morning! I hope everyone has been able to stay warm and cozy over the weekend 🙂

Our featured layout on the blog today is a sweet travel-themed layout designed by Sheri that has me dreaming of blue-skied summer days.

IMG-4163

Let’s take a peek at some of the techniques Sheri used in these two pages!

Here is the first page:

IMG-4165

I love how all the shapes layered in the background all work together so well in this layout. Since the white piece has curved edges and a point, it seamlessly pulls together the rounded blue paper with the pointy silver triangles.

IMG-4166

I love the little details Sheri has added in with her chipboard elements. Instead of just making messy loops with the wire, she formed them into overlapping ovals so that it looks like flower petals. The pearl bead gives the page dimension, and ties in with the smaller pearl beads on the second page.

IMG-4167

If you look close in the photos, you can see that Sheri has distressed the edges of her blue polka-dotted paper and her white heavy-grained paper with silver ink. This helps tie in the other silver elements on the page, and as you can see in the photo below, gives the white paper an almost fluffy cloud-like appearance.

IMG-4170

Another technique Sheri has used to liven up her ephemera is layering to create a shadow. She has done this with white below the blue banners and white below the silver letters. Using white helps the other colour stand out from the background colour and really pop on the page. If you look at the silver triangles compared to the silver letters, you can see that having that white shadow makes a huge difference.

IMG-4169

Have you ever noticed there is often no apostrophe in alphabet die-cut sets (or you’ve lost it because it’s way too small to keep track of)? Sheri got creative and actually a letter to get the curved sections, the cut off the excess from either side to get an apostrophe-shaped piece.

Here is a photo of the second page:

IMG-4164

Sheri also used the gold wire and pearl beads on this page. I love how the wire is formed into little leaf shapes, making the blue bow look almost like a flower. If you look close you can see that Sheri also added a bit of ink to her seambinding to tone down the colour a bit. By the way, have you ever wondered how the ladies get the seambinding to crinkle up and stay that way? The secret is a spray bottle. Just wet down the ribbon with the spray bottle, crumple it up, and let it dry that way. Once dried, even if you untangle it, it will still have that cool crumpled look!

IMG-4168

Thanks for reading!

Posted by

We are a creative store offering papers and supplies to scrapbookers and paper artists. Urban also carries a variety of mixed media products including paints, stencils, and various mediums. Urban’s team of designers and teachers will pique your creativity every month, and challenge you with our one of a kind classes. Your invited to follow us on instagram @urbanscrapbook.

We always love hearing from you !

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s