Comet's Craze // 12x12 Layout Share

January 26, 2017

Hello crafty friends! Welcome back to my blog. Today, I have decided to dive into the spring layouts officially. I'm kicking it off with a very whimsical layout. It features a fun photo of my boyfriend and my golden retriever, Comet, playing in the yard. Let's dive straight into some details of this layout!

The background paper is a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey's Fact & Fiction collection. The ledger like pattern had some yellow and orange elements along the top and bottom edges. I didn't really like that color scheme at the time, so I used another paper from the paper pad to cover that up. The green adds some grounding and a pop of bright color!

I created a small cluster in the bottom left of this layout to create some interest. I used a scrap piece of yellow patterned paper from DCWV as the base. Then I layered a scrap of ribbon from American Crafts, a rub on from Studio Calico, a wood veneer heart from Studio Calico, and lastly an Elle's Studio sticker. The varying colors and textures in this cluster make it very appealing to the eye.

While the paper layers are fairly simple around the photo, I knew I wanted to have a build out of a cluster to help the title rest on something. So, the photo is layered on top of white cardstock, some yellow patterned paper, and then some really cute DCWV bird patterned paper. To the right, I included a ruler border sticker from October Afternoon and another chunk of the ribbon I mentioned earlier, but this time I pleated it. As for the cluster that I built to the left of the photo, it is based on a giant kraft colored journaling spot from the dollar store. I layered a Martha Stewart green sticker, an Elle's Studio blue banner, some Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers, a Hot Off the Press deer stamp (stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink), and a 7 Paper tiny word sticker. Yeah, there are a lot of elements in this cluster!

I wanted the cluster to mainly help the title feel like it wasn't floating as much. I also knew that I wanted the colors to relate to the title. I used some Target chipboard alphabet stickers and then some really old Studio G round alphabet stickers that really help give the layout a playful feel. One thing I truly love about using lined or striped papers is that my title is always straight! ;)

I created one last cluster in the top right of this layout to really help balance the layout. This one is made from the rest of the kraft label, a Jillibean Soup hexagon sticker, an Elle's Studio "yes" banner die cut, and an Elle's Studio tiny word sticker. I hope this fun layout inspires you! Thanks for stopping by!

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