Canvas Corp papers are designed to mix and match and let you create your own layout themes with your color palette and your look. You can use the papers and elements as they are or you can add color, distress them, etc. to make them your own. The papers are all printed on a heavy duty cardstock (80 pound) which makes them ideal when cut into embellishments, die cut or fussy cut into the shape and design you want.
Crew member, Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan, shows us how to take a simple color palette like black, ivory and turquoise, a few great photos and some gathered embellishments can make a terrific layout. Similar to decorating a room or getting dressed in the morning, it is fun to pick out your layout attire by mix and matching the prints, the colors and the accessories. Somedays are just simple black and white days with red earrings and other days require a bright floral print. Every photo has its own personality and how you dress it is very similar.
Capturing a special moment of baking cookies, Jennifer shows off the photos so well without distracting you with too much color or too much design.
Assorted tags and paper embellishments
Tools: scissors, glue, paper cutter
Start with you color story, in this case Jennifer choose a simple palette of black, ivory and turquoise and then a theme, like Milk and Cookies. It is really helpful when gathering accessories and embellishments to have a plan. As you would not randomly choose the clothes you are wearing, it same ideas to choosing a theme and color palette.
When designing the actual layout there are so many options for compositions, we suggest you let the photos do the talking and build your design around the photos. It is always helpful to do a little layout research to find one that resonates if you do need a place to start.
If your accessories do not match the way you want them to, touch them up with a bit of paint or marker to help them along, keep in mind you don’t have to exactly match your shoes, your pants, your shirt, your jewelry and your purse, mixing it up a bit is trendy and fun, but staying on course with touches here and there is a better choice than randomly adding items
So if you are creating your first layout we hope these hits will help you along and if you having been scrapbooking for awhile and are looking for something a little different, we think Jennifer’s layout is the perfect inspiration.