I am totally crushing on Jillibean Soup's Summer Red Raspberry collection, and I had to go buy MORE. That's how I roll. ;) Paper hoarders UNITE!! These colors just make me happy! Go grab yours today using the MSAM monthly coupon which you can find on the Home page.
I *adore* the bubble paper, so I made that my main part of the bottom border area. I used a B-side piece of BasicGrey's J'Adore paper with the raspberry stripes to break up the bubbles, but I also softened it a bit with a vellum overlay that I punched scallops onto. The J'Adore paper matched perfectly! I duplicated the scallops on a final strip of the J'Adore paper, attached a strip of the mint paper with "Days like these make life so sweet", and then I sewed a couple of lines across for more definition.
I fell in love with the 3x4 journal pieces, so I chose the one with LOVE on it and punched out the L, heart, V, and E to spell LOVE on top of the mint strip. I popped them up with 3D foam tape for dimension, and then I used a bow from my stash (Maggie Holmes) on the top right corner of the bottom border area. I then placed various sizes and colors of enamel dots on the bubble paper for a fun look.
For the top section, I matted my photo with the stripe paper from J'Adore and then layered on top of two papers from the Jillibean Soup collection and a white doily. I sewed along the top and bottom of the mint green bubble paper and then used 3D foam tape to pop up my photo. I created a small embellishment cluster of hearts and an enamel dot on the right side of my photo area, and then added journaling.
For my title, I fussycut "Life so sweet" from another journaling tag and adhered to my layout. I cut a banner from a third journaling bit with "Sweet" and sewed to my base. I popped up another heart sticker.
Finally, I filled in here and there with some other mixed enamel dots to tie the top part to the bubbles border on the bottom.
I hope my layout has inspired you to create! Please check out the work of the other talented designers on the MSAM sketch blog, and don't forget to post your version of the sketch for your chance at a great prize from My Scraps & More: Echo Park I Love Sunshine papers, alpha stickers, banner stencil, and chipboard.
Have a wonderful May and don't forget to stop in again on May 15th for another sketch!