Hello FJ friends,
Anne here again. And today I have some sort of tutorial to share with you. I tried to photograph the process of how my layout came together. I had some more steps in my mind but once I dived in the creative flow I couldn't stop. But I think I can explain everything with some detail pics, because my layouts are never complicated.
I started with this: A black and white photo, a journaling printed on vellum with nearly the same measures as the photo and the idea to layer a folded paper behind my journaling. That's all.
I had an idea in my mind of how I wanted to design my layout. The two squares in a vertical row. Okay. I layered some paper under my photo. Nothing special. Just cut the papers a little bit bigger than your photo, then put everything on top of each other like you want it and then you need this little nervous jerk to make it a messy pile. Glue everything, put your photo on it and ruffle all the edges. That's why it looks so random. This time I used a punch for one paper to create a special border that could peek through my layers. You could also rip an edge for more variety. Then I needed a title. Because this layout is about my daughter at age 6, I used #6. The # under the journaling staple, the 6 on it and I love overlapping alphas. Have a try!
After that I started with the details here and there. I added some more tissue paper under the journaling and put a clip with some washi tape as a banner to fixate everything. One of the little heart puffy stickers and done.
I thought about some special details: Maybe a confetti pocket, because I wanted to use the cute hearts. I filled a little embossed vellum pocket with confetti and fold it so it was as little as I want it. I tried several places but decided to put it on the top. I wanted to have another layering point on my page. So I added a self-made tag under the confetti pocket and a die cut on it. I created a label with the loving-stamp and added a second word with the little puffy alpha.
At this point my layout was nearly finished. But it needed a base, so I ripped the paper at the bottom and glued a stripe of a 3x4 card behind it. Some black splatters and that's it. My layout is done. Maybe you want to use this step-by-step instructions to create a layering layout by yourself. I would love to see it. Make sure to share you creations on instagram #felicityjane or in our Facebook groups.
Have a lovely day, Anne.
Supplies: Lola kit | Lola Paper Pack | Lola 6x6 Paper pad | Lola Stamp Set | Lola Black and White Polkadot Chipboard Alphabet | Lola Die Cuts | Lola Mini Puffy Alphabet | Lola Heart Confetti | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Miniwide Paper Clips Black and White | Essentials Washi Tape Polka dot | Zoey Bitty Puffy Shapes