Hey everyone, it’s Mari Clarke here, and today I have another layout for Traditional Thursday! I recently returned from a vacation where I spent seven days in Paris!! What an adventure that was, especially trying to keep up with my 24 year old son, lol (actually I wasn’t laughing at the end of the day…my feet and legs were extremely tired).
In this layout, I am documenting a picnic we had one evening on the river Seine. I am using products from the Life is Beautiful Collection from Fancy Pants. This collection is gorgeous; I really feel like Fancy Pants knocked it out of the park this summer with the collections like this one. What I love about the collection kit is that you get everything you need, including paper, embellishments and alphas. I also used the 6x6 pad for this layout.
I started off by applying some gesso to the left side of a strip of white cardstock. Then I used the packaging technique in the gesso area using some green mist and splatters to create an interesting base for my photo. I matted the 3.5x3.5 photo on a piece of yellow patterned paper from the 6x6 Life is Beautiful paper pad. To the right of the gesso area, I created a scene using some green and wood grain patterned papers from the 12x12 Life is Beautiful kit. The scene was created using a palm tree Silhouette cut file as well as a grass die. I used some die cuts from Life is Beautiful to layer and embellish around the photo. I journaled to the left of the photo, which was placed on the gesso area.
The top portion of the layout was created using some clouds and a puffy sticker from the collection kit. Check out the still shots below, as well as the process video on YouTube to see all of the details. I added some hand stitching at the end, just to create a bit more interest to the layout and to bring the green color to the top.
The title of the layout is “Paris Plage”… an event held in Paris during July and August. It was really neat to see how the local Parisians celebrated! It was such a fun atmosphere…they know how to enjoy their vacations!
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