I had several scrap pieces of paper left over from my Que Sera Sera paper pad from K & Company so I decided to do a layout. Since they were all part of a collection, it was easy to coordinating the colors. I chose bright scraps that reminded me of the sun, or a sunrise because my picture is a high contrast photo of my dogs sharing a spot of sun. They went together beautifully. I titled my layout “Sharing the Sun.”
To create this layout I opted to cut my scraps into strips of various widths (3/8”, ½” and ¾”) and different lengths. I then laid them side by side to create a colorful band through the layout. I wanted my edges uneven, so I alternated the height of each strip. When I began gluing down the strips I started with my longest strip and made sure it was a perfect vertical by using my quilter’s ruler to line it up the edge of the paper. I then worked out toward the edges laying each strip right up against the previous strip. When I got to the edges I fished the band with a wide strip of paper that actually hung over the edge of the 12 x12 background paper. I did this on purpose so I could turn the layout over and trim the last strip of paper to a perfect fit on the 12x12 page. After that I cut my title using my digital craft cutter, the font here is Charm. I finished the layout off by adding some embellishments, a border using my Martha Stewart punch and some Prima flowers with button centers. Thanks for stopping by!