My name is Angela Tombari, aka NG and I'm so excited to be here with you today on the Clique Kits blog!
What I'd like to show you is a double page layout that comes to life by chance, thanks to the beautiful 12x12 pattern paper of the Be You collection by Pinkfresh Studio, Sincere, which is in the Riga May kit.
As soon as I saw it I've thought to un-structure it. Would you like to know how? Well, I started cutting all the stripes and sorting them by color. At that time, I didn't have the intention to make two scrapbook pages, yet.
Then, arranging the colors, I realized that it would be fun making two similar layouts, using the stripes divided by color, on a white cardstock.
The first page I came up with is the bluish one.
As you can see in the close-up, I stitched each stripe with my sewing machine and glued them following the same design of the original paper.
I love stamping, so I created a frame of little words and phrases stamped all around the page to define the edge of the stripes.
In the second page, I followed the same process as before.
The shape of the stripes reflects the design of the other page, as if the pink triangle of stripe could slot into the other blue page.
The embellishments I used are always part of the Riga May kit, by Pinkfresh Studio. I didn't use a lot of them, because I wanted to focus on the design of the page.
On both the pages I matted the photos with a layer of stripes made of white cardstock randomly watercolored with Distress Ink and, to make the page more dynamic, I used the same Distress Ink to break the white of the background with splatters of color.
Here is another close-up where you can better see all the details of stitching, stamping, splattering and layering.
Voilà, here is the finished double page layout!
I hope you like this project of mine and to have inspired you somehow. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!