Hi there, it’s Kathleen back with you today with another project featuring the beautiful Jill collection. Today’s layout was partly inspired by this layout, which I shared on the Felicity Jane blog recently. When I was working on the paper rosettes for that last page, I cut down several patterned paper strips, but ended up not using all of them. So I thought I would use them on this layout because, you know, I hate wasting precious patterned paper. ;)
I started by trying out different placements for the paper strips and finally decided on placing them horizontally, more or less in the middle of the layout. For the background I used one of the papers from the new Essentials 12x12 Grid & Dot Grid Paper Pack again, this time the light grey one. I absolutely love the subtle pattern on these and they are a great alternative to white cardstock! Plus, they make aligning your elements and journaling really easy, too.
Next, I matted my photos on a piece of the yellow & white striped paper, to make them really pop off those patterned paper strips. I used foam tape to adhere them to the page to create some dimension and so I would be able to tuck some embellishments behind them.
I used two of the beautiful floral acetate shapes from the Jill collection and mixed in some floral puffy stickers from the Jeana collection, because not only did the flowers match perfectly, the colors did, too!
I also used various die cut shapes and labels (I mixed the ones from the Jill collection with those from the Amber kit) above and below the photo and embellishment clusters. I absolutely love when I am able to mix and match different collections together, and the Felicity Jane kits always work beautifully for that! On this layout I used elements from at least five different kits.
For my title I originally wanted to use the white puffy alpha stickers that came with the kit, but they didn’t stand out enough on this page and I felt the layout was lacking a bit of black. Since my photos have that intense black and white contrast, I decided to use some black alpha stickers instead. They are actually the exact same font as the ones in the kit, and I believe they were included in the Zoey kit.
By the way, the title means “sleepyhead“ in German, and it describes our dog to a T because that’s what she does most of the time. Preferably in our bed.
The final touches were some gold splatters and my journaling that I added next to the stamped “remember this“ sentiment, which came from the Essentials Mini Stamp Set 1. I considered adding a little bit of machine stitching as well, but finally decided against it because it didn’t feel like this page really needed it.
That’s it from me for today. I hope you enjoyed this layout and you already got started creating with your Jill kits!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies Used: Jill Paper Pack | Jill Acetate Shapes | Jill Die Cut Shapes | Jill Chipboard Bits & Bobs | Essentials Minwide Paper Clips - soft pink | Essentials 12x12 Grid & Dot Grid Paper Pack | Essentials Mini Stamp Set 1 | Amber Die Cut Shapes | Amber Puffy Border Stickers | Jeana Puffy Stickers | Henley Flexible Epoxy Dots