The theme of Erminia’s monthly page kit layouts is written for everyone to see; “#SRSLY Awesome Boy”! She has featured some adorable photos of her son and his cool sun glasses.
On her first page, Erminia has used the Paige Evans cut file ‘AWESOME’, which you can download for your electronic cutter (I believe you can get it from Paige Evans’ Etsy store).
Erminia has also added a touch of mixed media to her page with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays. You can also get this effect with any pearlized water-based sprays you may have. I love how she has used colours that perfectly coordinate with the patterned paper.
To add some extra dimension and ephemera to her layout, Erminia has fussy-cut the skull and crossbones and stars out of the journaling block patterned paper. While she stuck the skull straight to the cardstock, she used foam tape to pop up the stars and her ‘AWESOME’ word die cut which gives the page a more dimensional appearance.
How cute are these photos!? Erminia has made sure to make the photos pop on the page by using matting and layering. As you can see in the photo below, she has tucked the bottom of the ‘S’ between the photo and the photo mat, and hes popped up the photos so that hey are at the same height as the title piece. This makes the photos part of the furthest forward dimension and pulls them into being a part of the focal title block.
The second layout page is just as cute as the first one! For the title on this page Erminia used the Pink Fresh Adore Alpha Dies to spell out ‘SO COOL’.
I love this little corner piece that Erminia has created. It can sometimes be so hard to create a balanced layout and to know what to do when your layout has an awkward empty space. I think that Erminia has solved this problem effortlessly with this little banner. The white paper with black arrows even matches the pattern she used as a border at the top and bottom of the first layout, which helps pull the two pages together. The ribbon also adds just the right amount of texture.
Erminia made creative use of her orange twine by combining them with her stars. In the first photo you can see that she has popped up the star and wound the string below it. For the other star , Erminia has used a clear-dry glue to adhere the string over the white star outline.
Now it’s time for you to take some of these ideas and come up with your own creations! We are always happy to hear from you in-store what projects you have been working on, so feel free to swing by for a chat or to try out one of our numerous classes.
Until the next time we see you, wishing you all the creativity in the world!