Monday, June 5, 2017

How To Make A Pretty Red, White And Blue Layout

Tracy here today with a cute layout of my two granddaughters waiting for the Memorial Day Parade.

This is a fairly simple layout aside from the cluster of stars and flowers. What made this layout so easy was using the Best Glue Ever to arrange the stars and flowers. Since the glue dries tacky, it gives you time to move the embellishments around until you're happy with your arrangement.  It was also easy to wind the thick twine through the flowers and tuck it in between the flowers using just a dot of the Best Glue Ever.

And here's another tip. I decided I wanted to use a polka dot background but of course I didn't have any that went with my photos. So I made my own. I took a piece of blue cardstock and some white paint. I then dipped the non brush end of a paint brush in the paint and added dots of paint all over the cardstock. I love how it came out, you can add as many polka dots as you want and just think of the limitless colored polka dot paper you can make!

I will definitely be making my own polka dot paper in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!


Michelle Wells said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the paint idea.

Penny said...

Lovely layout, and the flower cluster is adorable.

Penny said...

I also love the polka dot idea!

ScraPerfect said...

This is SO sweet! And the pole dots just make it perfect!

LisaM said...

Love your hand made polka dot paper and cluster of flowers and stars. Sweet page!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Wow! Great ideas on this adorable layout! Love how wound the twine through your cluster - and yes - the polka dots - fabulous!