Happy Wednesday! Core'dinations Cardstock makes it so easy to create a beautiful monochromatic layout! So many of the paper lines are matching and complimentary. Core'dinations challenged us DT Members to create a monochromatic project. On Core'dinations Blog today you will see our take on this challenge.
The pictures of my daughter, Lily, in the layout I am sharing today were just calling for me to use lots of blue, so that is what I did.
Since I was going with a pretty simple design for my layout, I wanted to build it around the photos. Once I decided on the Navy Core'dinations Cardstock and where the photos would be placed I got busy creating a textured banner out Tranquil and Tidal Wave Core'dinations Cardstock. I embossed the cardstock first, then die cut them using a Spellbinders banner die. Happy with the embossed banners, I distressed them a bit with the Sandit Gadget and sewed it on my layout with my new sewing machine.
Initially I thought that I would leave the background cardstock untouch, then I realized I needed a place for journaling. This was simply fixed by scoring the back of my Navy Core'dinations Cardstock with four lines right next to the banner and under the vertical photo. I sanded the score marks to make them stand out just a bit. The journaling is in silver pen.
The finishing touches are the dress forms. These were so fun to make! I die cut two dress forms from a 6" x 6" piece of Glitter Cardstock in Ball Gown and made the skirts out of some of the scraps from the banner. I crimped the scraps with a Fiskars Crimper. The crimped strips where then layered on the dress forms and trimmed to give shape. If you look closely, you will see that I created different skirts on each dress form with the same supplies.
I definitely enjoyed creating this monochromatic layout and am sure there are more in my Core'dinations future!
Core'dinations Dark - Navy
Core'dinations Cardstock - Tidal Wave & Tranquil Blue
Glitter 6x6 Cardstock- Ball Gown
Cart-Us Embossing Folders
Pink Paislee & Jillibean Soup Alphas
Sizzix & Spellbinders Dies
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co Rhinestones
Helmar 450 & Premium Craft Glue