I look forward to the monthly sketches at Paper Issues so much. They always push me creatively and I have truly loved every layout I have made based on a Paper Issues sketch.
Starting this month, we're changing things up bit and basing the sketches on already existing layouts made by scrapbookers we admire. This month it's a layout Nicole Nowosad created for Fancy Pants.
I had a lot of fun making this layout using Maggie Holmes' new line, Confetti. It's about how Andy always calls his cousin, Evening Grey, 'Baby Grey'. I'm pretty sure she is going to be Baby Grey to him forever, regardless of how old she is.
I switched up some of the circles for different shapes and added some bulky embellishments to some of the spots. I just stuck with a few different papers with patterns that weren't too crazy, so they wouldn't compete too much.
I just love those faux leather bows. Luckily, I bought 2 packs, so I don't think I will run out any time soon. :)
It was so hard for me to commit to using that 'lovely' standout. I really, really love it and I only have one. It went so well with this layout though and I'm glad I did.
I used the big gold letters from this book and added a garland underneath as there was a bit of a gap before my photo started. I tucked some tickets from the ephemera pack under my photo, added a few little bits on the other side and splattered some pink and blue mist around.
You have until June 5th to link your take on the sketch on the Paper Issues' blog for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop.
There are lots of items from the Maggie Holmes' Confetti line, as well as so many other new lines in the Paper Issues shop. Use code 'petitenoonie' to get 20% off your entire order!