TGIF, am I right?!?! I'm back today sharing a layout focusing on a story using the June Horizon kits. I wanted to tell the story of my husband and I's travels in college and how those travels made us the people we are and built our relationship into what it is today. One of the papers in the main kit from Illustrated Faith's All People All Nations collection had the silhouete of the continents in the world and I figured what better paper to use about our travels!
I started by cutting out the globe cut file from the February 2017 kits but instead of cutting out the continents that are part of the cut file, I edited it in my Cricut software to just be a big circle where the globe part is. I then used gold acrylic payment from my stash to paint the stand of the globe and some teal acrylic paint also from my stash to paint the oceans on my globe. I then cut out the continents from the paper in the kit and glued them onto the globe cut file as best as I could. It is a little wonky but I like to just think it looks artistic! Once attached, I glued the entire globe shape onto a piece of white card so I could do some hand stitching before cutting it out.
I used the black and white striped pattern paper from Simple Stories included in the kit as my background. I also utilized some inexpensive craft foam to pop the globe up before adhering to my layout. Next, I picked out a lot of the flowers from the Island Escape ephemera pack from Bella Blvd to line up along the left side of my layout in rainbow order to fill the space and balance the layout. Once I cut the extra flowers hanging off of the edge of the paper, I decided to put the very little that remained on the right side of the layout and I love the way that turned out!
Once my picture was added, I used the clear stickers from Amy Tangerine in the TN kit, the Jen Hadfield dimensional butterflies, and the beautiful alphas from Dear Lizzy to add my title and embellish the page. I did add the clear stickers to white card stock and trimmed them out before adding to my page as I wanted them to stick out so I could see the vibrant color they were agains the black and white stripe background.
Lastly I added my journaling in a white Uni-ball pen to the last black stripe at the bottom of the layout. Here is the final layout!
I hope you have all enjoyed this layout! And if you want to try to tell a story with your own layout, try using a large element like my globe to make the story the focus. I'll be back again next week to share another layout using the June kits focusing on watercolors so be sure to check back to the blog. Until then, have a great week!