Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I received a box of Basic Grey goodies awhile ago but finally found the time this past week to dig in and play a bit. The first collection I chose to create with was the Indie Bloom collection. I'll be honest I was a bit scared of this collection when I first saw it - it's filled with lots of pink, purple, and flowers - three things that I are not usually found in my scrapbooking repertoire (hello?!? I have two boys! LOL). But I honestly fell in love with these papers the more and more I played with them.
For my layout I used some images from a recent family photo shoot by the talented Janine Grimm. The color of my sweater went so well with the colors in the patterned papers that it was the perfect excuse to scrap them. And I just love these photos of me and my boys. :)
I love love love the pop of black against the bright colors of this collection. It lends such a rich and sophisticated feel to the papers. These letter stickers are actually from the Capella collection but I thought they went well with this collection and I just love that script font!
This layout is about how blessed I am to be mama to my two sweet boys. I used one of the Die Cut Shapes to house my journaling and added one of the Layered Stickers to accent my writing.
And just a bit more detail - another Layered Sticker with a sentiment sticker and leaves cut from the coordinating sticker sheet included in the collection pack.
I also created two cards with this collection. The first was inspired by one of the many designs on the patterned papers included in this collection. I simply punched several squares of paper and laid them on the diagonal on a sheet of black patterned paper. A few Die Cut Shapes for my sentiment and a flower sticker (embellished with black jewels from my stash) and voila!
For my second card I used one of my Spellbinders dies to cut an oval shape from a piece of black patterned paper. I backed it with some pink patterned paper and adhered it with dimensional adhesive to my card front. I then added the sentiment sticker to a strip of purple patterned paper and adhered that on top. Again the black really makes the colors of these papers pop! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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