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Going a little old-school with some journaling printed on vellum today.

Embracing mistakes and making them work for my layout.

Here's a look:

This layout pairs an enlarged 7 inch x 12 inch photo (printed here at home on my Epson R2000) with a stack of smaller photos.

I put together the smaller photos in Photoshop, adding a little text to a couple of them and printed, leaving a border around it when I cut it out.

I actually decided to add the other photos in this way on Tuesday night when I couldn't get back to sleep after Anna woke up around 2am. Good times.

Here's a look at some of the embellishments:

The chipboard elements on this layout all come from Rhonna's new My Mind's Eye Be Amazing Chipboard. Love, love, love this set.

You might notice, under that yellow flag accent is the left-over backing from that same element (you might be able to see it better on the full-layout photo above). I stuck it down before I was done and ended up wanting to move it. So I pulled it up and the backing stayed down and I just decided to work with that rather than re-print the photo all over again. Looking at it now I really like the way it looks.

I also added a little bit of Hambly Teal Woodgrain Washi Tape on the outside of those three elements (it's repeated in other areas on the layout as you'll see below).

I stamped "Oregon Coast" using Outdoor Denim ink from Close To My Heart and Hero Arts Basic Uppercase stamps.

For the journaling I printed on 8.5x11 Vellum from WorldWin. The font is Mom's Typewriter.

I had to figure out how to attach the vellum to the photo without seeing the adhesive. My solution was to use just a tiny bit of rolling adhesive along the left edge of each strip and then cover it with Hambly Teal Woodgrain Washi Tape. I actually cut that washi tape in half so it ended up being a thinner strip. On purpose I decided to have the washi tape only go part way up the page vs. all the way to the top. To finish it off I did a zig zag stitch right down the middle with my Brother sewing machine.

Echo Park Navy Dots And Stripes. Black paper is from Studio Calico's Daydream Believer kit.

A bit of repetition over on the top left with a piece of the same chipboard strip and some more washi tape wrapped around the edge.

And almost always the addition of some staples from the Tiny Attacher.

On the bottom left I've got a little group that includes two pieces from the My Mind's Eye Be Amazing Chipboard set and a Happy Days Wood Banner.

Here's a look at the whole page again:


Click on the images to link to the products.

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