Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Celebrate 2014 Layout

This was one of those layouts that came together one piece at a time. I had a sketch, cut file and inspiration picture but no real plan. This usually frustrates me as I plan most things in advance but this time the final product turned out better than I expected.

I began with the sketch from Paper Issues and the free cut file from their store. It has the holes for string art already punched so all I had to do was size the file and cut.
I used the challenge from Creative Embellishments as inspiration so I decided the star would be red to match the picture.
Originally, I had chosen a completely different paper kit but the picture that matched the best was Christmassy so I switched to Fancy Pants Oh Deer. The Christmas theme worked well with the stars and I chose a picture of my daughter on her birthday that had balloons on the bag like the inspiration pic:) I painted the title, glued some buttons and cord and splatted some gold and finished! It sounds fast but I actually agonized over every step!
Fancy Pants: Oh Deer
White paper - Bazzill Basics: Avalanche
Title: Creative Embellishments - Celebrate Word Set
Gold paint: Deco Art Dazzling Metallics Splendid Gold
Gold cord from an old Creative Circle cross-stitch kit
Stars - Fancy Pants: Happy Place
Most buttons - Stampin' Up: Brights
Date - MME: Just Sayin'
Red embroidery thread
Gold embroidery thread
Fine tip Sharpie pen
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is so much fun...very cool!Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

  2. Very cool Background - great work! Thanks for Playing Along with the July Challenge at Creative Embellishments!

  3. Love that giant star, its so fun! That is a great art journal page! Especially love your background. Thanks for joining in our Creative Embellishments challenge.

  4. Love the LO. That star brings everything together. thanks for playing along over at Creative Embellishments.

  5. Adorable layout and love how you incorporated this month's twist by creating that awesome star! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments July Challenge! :D