Every time I see a layout that incorporates circles, I’m instantly drawn in and fall in love. But I don’t often attempt circle layouts myself. So creating today’s layout was a fun challenge. The other challenge I set for myself was to create this layout on a white background. Again, I greatly admire layouts with lots of white space, but as a technique is it quite intimidating to me. And since it’s always a good idea to push your boundaries and work outside your comfort zone, I bring you today’s circle themed, white background layout!
I started by selecting two photos of my little guy from a recent day at the park to create a few focal points. I wanted to play off the hat he was wearing in the photos, both with theme and color, so I chose the softer colors from the gorgeous Little by Little Collection from Shimelle, and the rain themed papers.
For the smaller circles, I used my nesting circle dies and my die-cut machine, but for the larger rain paper circles, I pulled out my larger circle trimmer. I find you can never have enough ways to cut a circle! I moved the papers around the page for a bit before deciding on the final layout, glued the circles into place and then trimmed the circle edges that overlapped the page.
After that it was all about adding detail, adding texture and splattering some ink across the page. I pulled out all the fabulous circle elements I could find from the collection, like those wooden buttons and that sweet little lion. The clouds were a perfect complement to the circles, adding a little more interest on the page and developing the theme further.
So next time you create, consider pulling out your dies and punches and playing with a circle layout! I know you’ll have fun while you flex your creative muscles. Happy Crafting!
Supplies: Little By Little Collection – Ephemera with Embossed Accents (378362), Little By Little Collection – Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents (378359), Little By Little Collection – Wooden Buttons Stickers (378366), Little By Little Collection – Cardstock Sticker Book (378358), Little By Little Collection – Thickers – Hello Joy (378356), Little By Little Collection – Puffy Stickers (378364), Little By Little Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pint-Sized Fun (378344)