Ready to get started? Let's go! Kicking off our day today is design team member Stacy Cohen!
"I was completely WOWED by Paige Evans’ beautiful “Rome” layout the minute I saw it! What really caught my eye were the brightly colored circles arranged across the page. I love how Paige used different circle sizes and added some fun buttons to the mix.
pg 64 - layout by Paige Evans
For my “inspired by” layout, I knew I wanted to focus on vibrant circles like Paige did, so I got out my alcohol inks, watercolors and watercolor paper and went to town. Here is my “inspired by” layout:
To make the circles, I first painted rows of rainbow colors on watercolor paper. I tried to get them in order of how I was going to place them on the page so that could get some 2-toned circles for a slight ombre effect.
Once the paper was dry, I die-cut the circles using stitched circle steel dies. A circle cutter or circle punches would also work.
I cut a strip of white cardstock about 5.5 inches wide by 12 inches tall, then I added the circles with 3D foam adhesive. I cut off the edges of the circles to get straight lines on both sides. I then adhered the circle strip to my background cardstock and I was ready to complete my page!
I hope everyone is having a crafty National Scrapbook Day!" ~ Stacy