Today Mary Jo is sharing a great St Patrick’s Day layout. For more of her beautiful layouts visit her blog.
St. Patrick’s Day Layout
We love St. Patrick’s Day, but have realized that since our kids were born we don’t quite celebrate the same as we did in the early days of our marriage. I thought it would be fun to document how we do celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the kids.
What you will need:
I decided to use the Fabulous line by Simple Stories because I loved this patterned paper with the bingo cards. That green “fabulous” card at the top went well with my photo and I thought it would be a great element to use on my page.
As you will see in the photo, I started out with a misted background on my cardstock. That will change a little bit later in my process.
I decided to use a journal block cut from another piece of patterned paper and the bingo card along with the photos as my main design block.
I created my title at the top using chipboard letters and smaller letter stickers that complemented the colors of the layout and photos. I love adding titles to photos in the open spaces! And the little pink letter stickers fit perfectly at the top.
I then went on to create a visual triangle with my embellishments – a flower, piece of flair, and sticker cluster.
At that point I decided I just didn’t like the misted background at all. It felt too messy and distracting to me. Since my daughter’s sign involved paint, I decided to use more of a paint splatter with my mist. So I gently took everything from my page and added a few splatters of mist by removing the nozzle and tapping on the tube over my paper in two of the corners.
I then added my journaling to the card and matted it on white cardstock to help it stand out a little more. My focal point photo is matted on pink patterned paper to also help it pop out.
Once I replaced all of my paper, photos and embellishments, I decided the layout needed a little bit more pink to mix in with the green paint. So I used a punch that makes confetti, some patterned paper and a few enamel dots.
Here is my completed layout. Not quite the same as how it started, but I think the paint splatters work much better! And now one of our favorite holidays is documented.
Beautiful Layout!! Thank You Mary Jo for sharing this St. Patrick’s Day Project with us.
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Crafting Ireland Team