I made this layout recently with my October Nook kit! It features My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Sunshine...I have to say that this color palette is amazing! I have been attracted to soft, almost monochromatic layouts recently so I gave it a whirl.
I started this page with the photo and the background papers and kinda built it up. It was a process of adding different sized rectangles or strips in the right places. The jazzy gold with the circles is meant to bring the eye to the photo.
I made my own chipboard frame. I love the look it gives to the picture. I simply grabbed the packaging from the MME brads and used my Elmer's Craft Knife to cut out a rectangle. I adhered it with pop dots!
I decided to add handmade hearts. I used the old fold-a-rectangle-in-half-and-cut-half-a-heart-on-the-not-folded-side. You open it up and have a symmetrical heart! I then cut the inside of the heart out and used it to overlap. I purposefully placed it up top because I don't do that often and I like how it brings out the photo. I added little touches like the brads and the pin to give it all texture.
This element is heavy so I needed balance on the other side. That led me to the bottom cluster. I knew I wanted to put the circular brad and the numeral 7. But those things didn't have enough substance. So I added the stamp. I actually stamped right onto the page, but it didn't look right. So I stamped again on a piece of cardstock, cut it out and placed it over the other image with pop-dots. The banners and twine give it the final touch of balance.
The touches of blue are placed in a visual triangle. And those dark brown strips are from the cut-off strip of the 12 X 12 paper. I like to use up as many of my materials as possible.
What is your process? Link me up...I would love to see!