“Turning Up the Texas Temps”
Variation #1: I changed the base shape from a star to the shape of Texas. I cut this shape with my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Variation #2: I moved the horizontal strip up to the center of my layout so it didn’t distract from the Texas shape.
Variation #3: For my photos, I collaged a grouping of five smaller photos instead of using just one 4x6 as shown on the sketch. I also just added the photos directly to the layout instead of layering them on the strips of paper. I felt they covered up my base shape too much.
Variation #4: I loved the look of the stars on the sketch, but instead of lining them up on the photos, I scattered them across my layout to balance the larger base shape. I cut the stars with my Silhouette Cameo, then stamped them with a woodgrain stamp, scored them, folded them and used a foam blending tool to add darker ink to the fold lines and edges. They are attached to the layout with foam squares. I love how these remind me of a Texas barn star.
Variation #5: Instead of adding my journaling on the right as shown on the sketch, I moved mine to the bottom left so it would balance out the largest star I used on the layout. My journaling strips were created with white cardstock that was inked directly with a cream inkpad.
Supplies Used—Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), DMD Inc. (Kraft), EK Success (Maple Lane: Black); Pattern Paper: Crate Paper (Crush: Longboard), October Afternoon (Thrift Shop: Complete Set); Inks: Ranger Distress Inkpads (Walnut Stain, Antique Linen), Tsukineko (Versamark: Clear); Stamps: All Night Media (Wood grain); Stickers: Basic Grey (Pyrus: Micro Mono Stickers, Green At Heart: Chipboard Alpha), Making Memories (Tiny Alphas: Brown Ledger), Heidi Swapp (Center of Attention: Black Chipboard Alphas); Tools: Silhouette America (Silhouette Cameo: TX shape, Stars), Martha Stewart Crafts (12x12 Scoring Board), Ranger (Foam Blending Tool); Markers: EK Success (Zig Black Writer); Adhesive: Ranger (Glossy Accents), Recollections (Foam Squares).
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