VIDEO: Pick 5! // Welcome to the Tadpole Pond

March 04, 2017

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog. I'm sharing a pocket page layout (I know, it's been a while) with a different sort of layout. I've never worked with a pocket page layout like this one, but it was fun! This page protector is from We R Memory Keepers and I found a pack at Tuesday Morning for a great deal. These photos are of another Spring adventure that we took last year. This is just a snippet of what we did and I'll hopefully be finishing the other pages for this soon.  

Since this was a pick 5 challenge, I wanted to select some things that were new and some that were old. Starting with the older items, I picked a mason jar stamp from Michael's, a Heidi Grace chipboard accent set, and a DCWV paper pad called "The Green Stack". Two newer items that I picked were Jen Hadfield puffy stickers and a set of Pretty Little Studio feather stickers. Let's jump in to the process of this fun pocket page spread!

This was a fun creative challenge for me to take on. As you can see, I kept the photo clusters very simple and focused mainly on the right side. I've never worked with anything in a size comparable to 6 x 12. If you're feeling in the bit of a rut, you should try a new size to give your creative juices a fun workout. At least, that helps for me a lot of the time.

I created a small cluster in the top left portion of the upper left photo. I wanted a couple little journaling spots across the layout which you'll be able to see in the full spread. This cluster starts with a strip of Scotch blue washi tape. I then layered a journaling circle from Fancy Pants Designs's Office Suite collection. On top of that I used a wood veneer heart outline from Maggie Holmes, one of the Heidi Grace chipboard pieces, and some Echo Park enamel dots. A perfect little combo for this area of negative space on a photo.

My favorite part of this layout is the cluster I created on the 6" x 12" section. I knew that I wanted the main portion to be this mason jar stamp. I took some KI Memories paper and stamped it on with Staz On black ink. I layered that on top of a Recollections doily. I knew that this section needed more color. I took the same washi tape as I mentioned before and laid a strip down as a base. I also layered another Fancy Pants die cut on top of that. I used a couple of the Jen Hadfield puffy stickers here to add dimension.

I added some more detail with the Pretty Little Studio feather stickers. They are just tucked next to the jar. I wanted something lighter in this cluster so I decided to add some Tim Holtz phrase stickers. I also managed to tuck in a small Pebbles Inc floral die cut. Layering simple things like this makes layouts very interesting to the eye.

This crazy title was fun to put together. I used a wood veneer banner from the same Maggie Holmes collection to write "welcome" on. I then used my tiny Teresa Collins stickers, then some American Crafts thickers in the font Rootbeer Float, and lastly some old sparkly foam stickers from EK Success. I love the large and playful title! Do you guys do grab 5 challenges often? Thanks for stopping by!

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