Hello Pebbles friends and fans, Becki here to share a Father’s Day layout that I created with the Simple Life collection. Documenting Father’s Day isn’t something that I always remember to do (terrible, I know. I’m getting better though.) When I sat down to create this Father’s Day layout I knew I wanted to use my favorite photo of my husband hugging our three kids. And, I knew I wanted to use the Simple Life collection. This collection is FULL of masculine colors and patterns. It was so easy to pick a few of my favorite patterned papers from this collection to create a layout. The first thing I did to create this Father’s Day layout was the title. I hand-cut the title out of patterned paper. I lightly drew the letters with a pencil before I began cutting. Then, it was time for some hand stitching. White embroidery floss gave the letters a bit of texture but didn’t overwhelm the letters. Hand stitching adds such a unique texture and is so easy to do. It only took about 30 minutes to stitch around the letters. Below the title is a block of typed journaling on white cardstock. Lately, I’ve done a lot of typed journaling. Even though I love handwriting my journaling, I have really big handwriting. By typing the journaling it fit into a much smaller space.This layout has a very central design but I did create movement by strategically placing the embellishment clusters in opposite corners of the central design. The smaller embellishment cluster is in the bottom left corner of the photo. The larger embellishment cluster is in the upper right corner of the title. To balance the layout, I made sure that the same, colors, shapes, and textures were found in both embellishment clusters. I also added a couple of staples to each embellishment cluster. The staples add to the masculine feel of the layout.
I’m thrilled to have a completed Father’s Day layout with the Simple Life collection to display in our living room for Father’s Day. Do you display holiday themed layouts in your home?
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