Happy Memorial Day!
Today I would like to share how I created a layout with the illusion that my photo was looking through a window.
I look for inspiration everywhere, and my pages usually start with some sort of inspiration. This came from a page in my 2012 Mary Engelbreit calendar:
I loved this image, and used it as the basis for my layout.
Here are the steps I used to make my page:
First, instead of siding, I wanted my background to resemble bricks. I started with paper that I loved from 7 Dots Studios:
Then I got out my brick template:
and spritzed the background with "Goosebumps" spray and Moon Shadow "Long John Silver" mist to give it subtle color and texture:
to get this result:
I created the window frame with one half of a piece of a chipboard gate that I had:
I cut out the parts that I didn't want and ended up with this:
To create a window box, I used cardboard from an old box and cut out flowers and borders from the Pink Paislee Indigo Blue collection:
and I made this:
Finally, I wanted to make the shutters for my window. I used Bo Bunny paper and brads that I had on hand:
And the final results of my shutters look like this:
and again, here is my finished layout:
this one is from a mini-album:
and this one was made with a sketch from and color scheme from Color Me Scrappy:
I really enjoyed making the "looking through a window" effect and hope you give a try on your layouts! It was easy and fun to do!