We recently invited Leanne to prepare a guest designer post – and she accepted! We are blessed! Here is her blog post – hope you enjoy!
Hey Pebbles Friends! It’s Leanne Allinson here today popping in as a guest designer on the Pebbles blog! I am so excited to be back for a little while and to share with you the awesome new Oh Summertime collection!
I absolutely adore the fun, bold summery flavour of this collection and how it is versatile enough for either feminine or masculine layouts.
I also love layering patterned papers and the easiest way to create a statement is with repetition. Each layout shared today has one element in particular that showcases this technique.
On the first layout “Ice-Cream Breakfast” I have cut and created my own chevron pattern using the mini paper pad.
This pattern has been has been made with multiple 1” right angled triangles. To achieve a straight pattern across the page, with evenly spaced gaps between rows, simply line up the straight edge of the triangle with your background paper or cardstock layer.
To complete the layout, add a few layers of embellishment or ephemera paper pieces above and below the photo. The title work has also been die cut from the mini paper pad.
For the second layout, the element on repeat is the humble circle. Even the title card “Summertime” has rounded edges!
To recreate a similar layout, trim your two background patterned papers/cardstock to size with the top layer having a large circle cut from the middle. Hand stitch a row of embroidery thread around the outside edge to help secure it in place.
Using the We R Memory Keepers confetti punch, select coordinating papers and adhere the mini circles in the “window” between the two backgrounds. By adding circular paper ephemera, the circle motive is subtly enhanced.
Complete the summery feel to the layout by adding your own sunburst strips of paper to the cardstock layer.
On my final layout, “Really Kid?” the repetition is a lot more subtle. Check out the stripes!
Once it is pointed out, the technique becomes quite obvious! Even the paper ephemera pieces have got in on the act with offering clues.
Finally add journaling paper strips to complete the page.
Pebbles – Oh Summertime Collection – 12 x 12 Paper – Bee Happy, Ball Toss
Pebbles – Oh Summertime Collection – Ephemera with Glitter Accents – Phrases
Pebbles – Oh Summertime Collection – Ephemera with Glitter Accents – Icons
Pebbles – Oh Summertime Collection – Mini Paper Pad
Pebbles – Oh Summertime Collection – Clear Stickers – Tiny
We R Memory Keepers Confetti Punch
American Crafts Heidi Swapp alpha stickers
other – cardstock, paint, embroidery floss, foam dots, wood mounted stamps.