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Grow, Change, Fly Layout by Tazhiana Gordon

Hello friends! Tazhiana Gordon here and I am so excited to share my first project for the American Crafts Design Team! Today I am playing with the new Storyteller collection from Vicki Boutin! I was pretty psyched to play with this one because Vicki is the queen of mixed media and that is definitely one of my favorite elements to play with on my pages. The other thing about this collection that really grabbed my eye was the repeated butterfly motif and that was my main design inspiration for this particular page. 

I started out by fussy cutting three quarters of the Mariposa paper – I loved the different colors and sizes of the butterflies on this page and it was a perfect jumping off point for my layout. Next, I applied a rainbow of alcohol inks to a sheet of vellum as well as mixed some of Vicki’s Art Crayons with water and applied that to a sheet of watercolor paper. This gave me a variety of substrates and textures to then stamp my butterflies on and arrange on my page. 

I really appreciate when the collections come with a stamp and die bundle – it makes it super easy to get these elements cut out and onto the pages! I love the texture and how fun all of these butterflies were in a pile. 

For my layout, I glued my butterflies down to a sheet of white cardstock and then went to work on my photo cluster. I chose to mat my photo on a few sheets of patterned paper and then arranged some elements from the ephemera pack around my photo. I love the size and scale of the pieces in this pack as well as the mix of floral elements with the more banner shaped pieces. It makes it pretty fun to create a dimensional and balanced layout. 

Finally, I used the Thickers Alignment tool to help me place my title down on the page, added a few butterfly stickers cross my layout and called this one done! It was so much fun to play with different mediums and to break into this fun collection. I hope you enjoyed the layout and it inspires you to tell your own story today. 

SUPPLIES: Storyteller Wild Child (34001313), Memoir (34001325), Sequence (34001323), Mariposa (34001318), Stamp and Die Set (34001346), Embellishments (34001342), Sticker Book (34001341), Art Crayons Warm (376797), Alphabet Alignment Guide (376904)