Happy March my scrappy peeps. Can you believe how fast this year is going? February blew by me like a whirlwind. Today I am here to share with you the one and only layout I managed to get done for the brand new Jot Magazine. I only got a chance to finish one layout, but I am super proud it. Even though you might be seeing it here first, do go check out the magazine too. It really is 179 pages of amazing scrap inspiration and no doubt you will find some of your other favorite scrappers in there as well. Alright enough rambling:
So right about now you are looking at it and thinking – wait… that’s yours? Short answer. Yes! Okay, I know it doesn’t really look like something I would usually make, but if you knew my friend Holly. That’s Holly there in the photo, giving me dirty looks because I was meant to meet her at 9 for coffee and I may have text messaged her to say I was going to be 30 minutes late. I may have also neglected to say I was going to be late because I was writing a blog post, which she may or may not have discovered for herself because she’s an email subscriber to my blog. BUSTED.
Apart from Holly’s master skills at disproving looks, Holly also has another very notable attribute – she possess one of the most amazing vintage dresses collections you will ever see. Every single sliver of pattern paper in this layout reminds me of her dresses. There’s no getting around it. This layout is Holly though and through.
The layout itself was designed to go into the hand stitching category of this issue. I am a huge fan of hand stitching on layouts (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), but unlike previous attempts I used my stitching to enhance a pattern and create more texture, rather than as an accent or a title.
I worked really hard to create layers for warmth and instill a vintage vibe in this one. I pulled from 4 past Basic Grey collections and Crate’s Open Road to find the perfect balance. AND my page has a title! I find title work so hard. I never ever thought I would use these thickers from Studio Calico, but you know what they say – there is a tool for every job.
*Cough, cough*. And the award for sneaking a swear word in to a published layout goes to… that can just be yours and my little secret.
I must admit while I don’t do it very often, it’s very freeing to do a rustic layout. It doesn’t matter if there is ink on your finger tips that smudges on your journaling, it looks as if it was meant to be there. That’s totally not what happened by the the way, I MEANT to put it there to match the stamping in the corner of course.
Oh and don’t forget to check out the magazine. Did I mention that it’s free? Or that it’s jam packed with amazing inspiring layouts made by amazing inspiring scrappers? I think I did.
Until next time,