Thursday, January 15, 2015

nyd 2014

When I saw that the January mood board at Jot magazine said to think confetti and celebration, I knew this photo of my friend Carly and I throwing a bag of confetti into the air on New Year's Day would be perfect.

The mood board also said to mix in string, so thought I would string my layout components across two pieces of twine. The top row is 3 doilies I folded in half over the twine and then I placed another piece of twine below it and strung my photo and embellishments along it. I really love the added dimension the row of doilies adds.

I don't think I have a single purple item in my entire stash, so I misted some Studio Calico mistable thickers purple for my title. I filled a small glassine baggy with sequins and layered a few die cuts from Maggie Holme's Open Book ephemera pack. I added in a few pieces of seam binding and some enamel dots. I just tried to tuck items behind others wherever I could to fill up the line and make it look nice and bulky.

More die cuts and the ''you and me'' is from a 12x12 cut apart sheet from the Open Book line. I used a few small clothespins to 'hold' everything on the string

I punched some patterned paper with my confetti punch and used my hole punch to punch some gold glitter pow paper. I then painstakingly glued each individual confetti piece onto the page.

Also, pink ombré woodgrain paper? My three favourite things in a patterned paper all on one sheet. I think my head almost exploded the first time I saw it. This piece from the Open Book line is my new all time favourite piece of patterned paper. I can't even believe I used it instead of hoarding it.

I had a lot of fun with this mood board. I love seeing all the different ways everyone in the link party is interpreting the mood board.


  1. Nice work! Thanks for joining in on the mood board challenge over at Jot :-)

  2. Ha! I'm with you there on the pink, woodgrain and ombre love!
    Anyway, what a great layout. Perfect photo and the idea of stringing everything up is really cool!