"Just Keep Rowing" Layout │ Lydia CostMar 24, 2021
Hello there, amazing friends! Can you believe it?! It’s finally Spring! As you can imagine I’m jumping around in joy, and I think my recent papercrafting projects reflect that. They feel joyful, and that’s been such a blessing to me. I’m certain this fun layout is no exception. For this one I used a fun scalloped border cut file from the FJ archives. I cut duplicates of them onto 3 different papers from the lovely Julia kit. The color scheme of this month’s kit just screams Spring to me, and I couldn’t think of a better one to pair with my photos.
After I got the cuts off my machine, I began messily aligning them along the middle of my layout. I then ran each scalloped border through my sewing machine, to stitch them on securely. All that was left was to fluff up the scallops, to create a fun and dimensional layout. They looked so pretty all stacked up next to each other, when they were fluffed up and mixed together.
For the ends of threads, I love to spin them with my fingers in a circular motion to wind up the ends. This is a great technique for making the most of longer threads on your layouts. You can also choose to trim them off, but I love the extra bit of character they add to my projects.
After my background was secured, I could now start layering on my photos. I chose the best 4 of my bunch and aligned them in a grid pattern on top of my scalloped border background. I mixed in portrait and landscape images, to create a fun pairing of photos on my layout. I backed a few with some stitched tissue paper to help draw in the eye even more.
For my journaling I chose this lovely mustard journaling card. It looked so pretty tucked under my left-side photo cluster. I chose to only glue down the top side, so that it would flutter up on the bottom for some lovely dimension too. I finished off the text portion of my layout with a fun title, “Just keeping rowing.” Those amazing alpha stickers from the Julia collection are becoming a quick favorite.
I finished off my layout with some of the amazing florals in the ephemera pack. I cut them in half to really make the most of them on my layout, by tucking the straight edge under my borders. Then I fluffed up the edges, so they would peak out of my layout with lots of character. All that was left was to use a few more embellishments, epoxy stickers, and a splash of black paint.
I hope each of you are feeling just as inspired by your Julia kits this month. I promise it pairs perfectly with the sunshine we’ve finally gotten a taste of!
SUPPLIES: Julia Kit │ Felicity Jane Scallop Border Cut File #178876 │ Julia Paper Pack │ Julia Die Cut Shapes │ Julia Epoxy Dot Stickers │ Julia Journaling Cards │ Julia Chipboard Buttons │ Julia Puffy Alphabet Stickers │ Julia Stamp Set