Thanks again for welcoming me (Malika) on the October Afternoon blog. Here is the first layout that I have to share with you.
I used a sunburst die cut shape from my Silhouette to make this background. I love how this cut makes things pop out from the page. I started with a patterned paper behind my sunburst but decided that the harsh contrast made my layout too busy. So, instead, I took a second piece of white card stock and layered it under my white sunburst. I really like a lot of white space on my layouts, but I wanted to have a little more than just a flat white background. I machine stitched through the sunburst. The white thread gave my page some texture and depth, but it didn't take away from the main focus, the photos. Cutting photos into circles is a little out of my comfort zone. I really like how they turned out though. I used the Very Merry kit along with some papers and embellishments from the Daily Flash Egg Nog collection for this layout. The little circle die cut embellishments and a tin pin were perfect for high lighting my circular photos.
The main photo is the a picture of the gingerbread house we made. It is the largest photo on the page and I used gold thread to hand stitch around this picture to help it stand out.
I love the little star stickers and used those to sprinkle around my photos.
The recipe card was the perfect place for me to add my journaling.
I love all the little bits and pieces in these Daily Flash collections. Perfect for a white space type of scrapper, like myself! I will be back next Friday with a couple more projects for you! Hope you are having a Very Merry December!