Hey lovely people!
Danielle here today with my latest layout using the totally gorgeous December 2019 kit. I was excited for this layout challenge as I was asked to incorporate something I’ve never worked with before… dun dun duuuuh… hexagons! Haha
My additional challenge was to only use the Main kit for this one and I’ve been bashing through it a bit so I thought that a more minimal layout might be in order.
I had a rummage through my photos and came across a few that I had taken during a trip to Brighton. I love visiting the seafront and walking along the pebbles, there’s something crazily reviving when you’re walking close to the waves and the wind is spraying the sea in your face.
I watched a YouTube video to find out how to make a hexagon template and after making two in different sizes I was READY! 🙂
I traced around my photographs and carefully cut out the shape, then I backed them with paper boarders, to give them both a little depth. I deliberately chose a paper that wouldn’t detract from the photos – they are, after-all the main event – haha
I like doing things in threes, so decided that a third element could be a frosty shaker pocket. I traced another hexagon template onto my paper and carefully cut around it with a metal ruler and craft knife. I then backed my hexagon shape with a little vellum pocket, which I filled with blue and white sequins and some super cute heart beads to add a bit of black and white *swoon*
I used the beautiful black Thickers alphas to spell out my title and added a little bit of a branding strip underneath with one of the copper foil Crate Paper Snowflake stickers – I thought it looked a little bit like seaweed (nuts, I know) so decided it would work in my coastal layout 🙂
I added plenty of white and black paint splashes, white to represent the sea spray and black so my black Thickers didn’t feel lonely – haha
Another copper sticker was added on top of my shaker pocket (more ‘seaweed’) and I added some of those super cute Prima gems to add a bit more sparkle to the layout.
The top left of the layout was looking a little empty, so I found a gorgeous Heidi Swapp embossed paper and roughly tore a piece off (forgive me Heidi) to add to that corner. I used some of my Lindys navy powder from a few kits ago to rub along the words ‘today is a good day’ as a sort of second title. I also rubbed a bit more of the Lindys powder around the bottom right of the layout to create a bit of balance.
Finally, I couldn’t resist adding a tiny bit of ephemera from a sheet of the Snowflake paper plus a little paper clipped woollen hat to the top of my page.
I hope you like the finished scrap and I’ll be back again soon with another layout for you.
Until next time – enjoy your day and scrap away x