Hello friends, I’m back and so excited to be sharing my newest layout using the absolutely stunning “Little by Little” Collection by Shimelle and American Crafts. I don’t know how they keep coming up with such gorgeous designs together but I hope they never stop!
I took quite a few beach pictures on a recent trip to the Outer Banks last year and I was pretty baffled as to how I was going to scrap this silhouette photo of my two boys standing on the beach at twilight. It’s a fun photo but a little dark and unconventional, and I had actually decided not to scrap it at all. That is until I saw the fabulous black and white foam word Thickers in the Little by Little collection. The white “adventure” fit perfectly across the black bottom of the photo and the layout progressed from there.
I tried to keep the color palette in sunset/beachy tones and brought in more contrast with the black and white polka dot paper as well as the black and white foam stars, also from the foam Thickers set.
At this point the layout was lovely, colorful, contrasted, but just flat, so I found my new all time favorite roll of washi to add some serious gold sparkle to my project. To complement the wow of the washi, I also added some gold thread from my stash to carry the gold further across the project.
A little journaling with my typewriter, some zig zag stitching with my sewing machine and the layout was complete.
I am so thrilled to have this collection on my desk right now as I think it is so very versatile and cute. I have so many plans for future projects with these beautiful designs, so stay tuned and watch this space as well as my blog if you too can’t get enough of this collection.
Happy crafting friends!
Supplies: Shimelle Little by Little Collection Enamel Dots (378368), Shimelle Little by Little Collection Washi Tape (378365), Shimelle Little by Little Collection Stickers (378358), Shimelle Little by Little Collection Phrase Thickers (378356), Shimelle Little by Little Collection 12×12 patterned paper Delightful Journey (378334), Shimelle Little by Little Collection 12×12 patterned paper Grow Happy (378335), Shimelle Little by Little Collection 12×12 patterned paper Grinning Badger (378331), Shimelle Little by Little Collection 12×12 patterned paper Think Big (378328)