This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket
The design of this layout was all about the fun subway art I used as a major element on my page and for my title. I cut the subway art using my Silhouette and some kraft cardstock from American Crafts. I then layered it on a piece of vellum and then a large polka dot patterned paper from Echo Park.
One of my favorite ways to include lots of photos on my layouts is to create a collage. I love to mix in black and white photos with my colored images. You can see that I also popped up two of my main photos (one each of my boys) with dimensional adhesive and have them extending beyond the grid of my collage. This is a fun way to draw attention as well as add some dimension and depth to your layout.
The other patterned papers on my layout are from Bella Blvd and My Mind's Eye. I veered a little from the traditional red, white, and blue color scheme by adding in some yellow but the overall feel remains patriotic and of course some star embellishments help reinforce the theme.
And I marked the year (no need to mention the date since it's the title of my layout) with a stamp from Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday. Off to enjoy this unusually cool August afternoon - it's low 70s and breezy ... my favorite kind of weather! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)