Friday, May 8, 2015

Scraptastic Club | Darlene

Hi Everyone! I'm here today and to share one of my last layouts created for Scraptastic Club, using the gorgeous "Darlene" kit. I just love how frivolously girly it is and I decided to take full advantage of the fact by creating a layout just for me!
Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to travel and teach at a scrapbooking retreat. My very first one (both teaching and going to a retreat!). So I knew I wanted to capture the special moments with a kit that seems dedicated to celebrating oneself. I met so many talented ladies and of course we had to have selfies!!
To solve the issue of too many photos and not enough space on my 8.5x11 layout, I resorted to using a collage app on my phone. Once I collected nine of my favourite photos, I positioned them to create a single image.   note: I have used Diptic on my iPhone.
To offset the multiple images, I added a cluster of embellishments both in various heights and textures.
This cluster was also ideal for placing my hidden journaling beneath. I trimmed a 3x4" journaling card from the Scraptastic Club Journaling Cards "Darlene Add-on" patterned paper, and slipped it directly beneath the gold foil patterned paper.
The touches of gold foil elements in the "Darlene" kit also inspired me to want to use all of them! But I knew I had to limit the amount so as not to create a huge mess on my page.  The easiest thing for me to achieve the look I wanted was to use layers and negative spaces.  The butterfly shape was cut from my silhouette, but if you don't have an electronic cutting machine, a manual die cutter will create the same effect. Where the butterfly shape has been removed, I've layered the gold polkadot foil below it.
Also note that I repeated the negative space idea with by using both the ampersand "&" and the miniature heart above the photo. Repeating elements on a page helps to create continuity.
Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have had an amazing 12 months of creativity with Scraptastic's fabulous kit club.  I will still add my projects to the gallery but for now I am stepping down from the design team. Thanks goes to all the wonderful team members who have supported me with this hard decision..x



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the butterflies!!!!!

miss jane said...

Wow Leanne, I just love this lo! Totally gorgeous & perfect

Lizzy Hill said...

Awww...what a shame you are stepping down...but I'm sure you thought long and hard about it! And what a great page to celebrate....fancy actually TEACHING at your first ever retreat. WOW!!!! Loove the collage & the negative spaced things look the gold, too. Of course!!!

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful! Loving the gold!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So pretty and feminine!

Belinda Lowe said...

Looks beautiful, what an amazing opportunity you had

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great moment in time to capture and so beautifully to boot! Love this soft palette and those butterfly die cuts to bits!