Hey everyone and welcome back to our Kids Album Project series. Every Friday I am sharing layouts from our four kids and their school years, and today we are going back to 2010 in Nick’s album. We are documenting his last day of first grade today. If you’d like to learn more about how our kids albums are coming together, Join us in the classroom! In My Pocket Kids Album Edition is a great resource for creating school year albums. Also, you can see more kids layouts from our blog via this link here: Larkindesign Kids Scrapbook Albums. So let’s get started with today’s layout!
Today’s layout is all about texture! Using stencils to create a stunning background is such an awesome way to create. This layout began with a new stencil I purchased from Jerry’s Art A Rama, what a fun art store. I love some new art supplies and love incorporating them into scrapbook layouts.
For this layout I used modeling paste with my stencil for this eye-catching background. The white paste on top of navy card stock creates an instant contrast that draws your eye right in. I love the messy nature of how this came out as well. I laid down the stencil twice to cover the page until just shy of the bottom. That left space for my photo.
The space at the bottom was perfect for the photo and embellishments I wanted to add. The photo is placed according to the 1/3 principle, where 1/3 of the layout has space for the photo and the other 2/3 of the layout is stenciled background. Great design work.
Once I knew where my photo was going, it was easy to add embellishments around it. These are die cuts and transparency pieces from Pinkfresh Super Cool collection. I also created my title with the alphabets from this collection. Sometimes you have to get creative with punctuation, so the I worked well for an exclamation point, and the enamel dot makes the point.
I added journaling by creating a tag that then gets tucked underneath the photo. I punched out a square from a bit of packaging, and a tab and then I stapled the two together. This is a great way to get a few words on your page, and made it possible when the textured background isn’t easy to write on.
I also added a few enamel dots around the photo and embellishments. That was fun! It adds a bit more color to blend in all the colorful elements with this very navy and white background. At the top of the page I adhered a word art banner of sorts.
Thanks so much for joining me today! This was a great layout to show how to use a stencil for making a background. See you again soon!
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