And Then She Was 5 | Banning Lane

March 07, 2017

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The first layout I make with any kit is always my favorite. I love working with fresh new product, and I get to use all of my favorite things from the kit. It is all just exciting.

Today I am going to share my first layout I made using the "Jane" kit.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I started with a picture of the cutest little girl, and I had great patterned paper to work with, what could go wrong!

So a few layouts ago I used some great Felicity Jane washi strips along with some papers to create some super fun layers behind my photo. I loved it so much that I wanted to do it again but on a bigger scale. One of my favorite techniques to do with Felicity Jane paper is to use it all on one layout, and this is a great way to do that.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I think I might be getting a little ahead of myself.

The first thing I actually did with this layout was to use a really great polka dot stencil that came in a previous kit along with some modeling paste to add a bit of texture and dimension to the page. I stenciled a little in the lower right hand corner and in the upper left hand corner. 

After the modeling paste was dry, that is when I started working on my strips. I cut the patterned paper out at different widths and lengths. I didn't overthink this process at all, I just made sure the next strip was different than the one before it. I kept adding strips until they filled up most of my page.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

After I had my strips in place I could add my photo. To make this layout extra special, I decided to use a scallop mat for my photo. I LOVE a scallop!! I also added a couple of embellishments, but didn't over do it. I definitely didn't want this layout to get too busy.

My journaling is a list of 10 current things about my daughter. I had actually typed this up on her fifth birthday. I got these words directly from my blog, so this part of the layout was very easy. I used the woodgrain paper to mat my journaling, and also brought some of the black embellishments over to bring the two pages together. 

and then I called this layout done...

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

except that when I looked at my finished layout I realized it was missing something...

I had this really cute picture of my daughter that I took on her birthday, and I had a ton of great journaling that told so many of the little things that make her who she is, but I just felt like the whole story wasn't being told. I needed a title, and I knew exactly what that title was going to be.

I used some black and white alphabet stickers that can be found in the shop to create my title. These alphas are my favorite alphas in the history of every, and I have about 20 packs of them. 

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

I placed my title on some of the SUPER gorgeous floral paper, and placed it on the other side of my journaling. It just worked out perfect. Many of my layouts actually don't have titles, most of the time I just don't think that I need one. On this layout though, I am happy to have just a little bit more of the story added to it.

And Just Like That She is Five by Banning Lane | @FelicityJane

Thank you all so much for hanging out with me today.

We would love to see what you are all creating with the "Jane" kit, so don't forget to tag your projects using #fjjane. 

March Kit - Jane  | Jane Collection Paper Add-on | 6x6 paper pack - favorites collection | Chloe alphabet stickers




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