Hey Pebbles Friends! It’s Leanne here today to share a step by step layout using both circles and squares as my background inspiration. Adding a little hand stitching not only emphasises the beautiful patterned paper circles, but creates squares from the negative space in-between!
To create this layout, you will need some very basic tools: trimmer, adhesive, embroidery floss, clear plastic ruler and something to create circles. A circle punch is ideal but if you don’t have one (and any size will do!) try a metal die.
On my 8.5×11 size layout, I have placed nine (9) 1.5″ circles and aligned them, top and side with a clear plastic ruler.
I pre-pierced holes across each circle and then added my hand stitching. It is from the completed hand stitched lines where the squares are formed in the negative space between the circles.
After creating my hand stitched lines, I wanted to add a bit more emphasis with squares. Using a 4×4 photo, I mounted it onto patterned paper and then adhered it directly to the page, filling the gap where the circles are missing.
Using die cut ephemera, add extra layers to overlap both the patterned papers and the photo.
A strip of patterned paper at the top and bottom of the layout grounds the patterned papers to the page and creates a visible connection to a journaling box. Complete your layout by adding a title below the photo and a splash of paint for extra dimension.
As a side note, a neutral coloured embroidery floss will keep the layout feeling uncluttered, even though there are several different patterned papers used on this page. I hope my page will inspire you to look for the subtle patterns that can be found in negative spaces and use them to your creative advantage. Thanks for visiting today.
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Sprigs 733401
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Cozy Comfort 733420
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Fallen Leaves 733404
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Cozy Sentiments 733414
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Warm Quotes 733397
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Leaf Toss 733402
Warm & Cozy Patterned Paper Star Mosiac 733408
Home+Made Rose Gold Foiled Paper 733394
Home+Made Ephemera 733389
Thickers Foil Cozy 733390
American Crafts Cardstock White 71259