Life is Better on the Farm – Echo Park – Farmer’s Market – Wendy Meffan
Hi Everyone! It Wendy here and I’m sharing my first layout for March using Echo Park Farmer’s Market Collection. Having spent a week scrapbooking in a converted Barn attached to to a farm in Wales, this collection had some great colours and embellishments for my photos.
We went for a lovely walk in the farmland surrounding the barn and found a brilliant photo op in one of the fields where there was a gorgeous piece of fence, so we had a quick photo shoot! With Kirei and Jo having splashes of mustard in their clothes colours the photos leant themselves to this collection with the mustard colour.
As I had five photos to scrap I decided on a grid layout style as it lends itself to lots of photos. It also meant I could show case lots of the papers in the 6×6 paper pad as I used three layers under the photos.
I gutted the 12×12 Gather Floral paper and used the mustard check side for a border to the layout to bring out the mustard colour. I then cut five of the 6×6 papers into 3″ squares and then arranged a cross in the floral paper, then I layered the remaining papers in threes in the corners. I distressed the edges and used foam pads between each paper to give some dimension. I then placed a photo on each one and added a collection of fussy cut flowers from the 12×12 Gather Floral paper.
I decided to place Kirei in the centre of the layout as her coat was mustard and pulled everything together! I again used three papers 3×3″ square and distressed the edges and layered them up. I added punched tabs to each of the photos.
I decided to use some of the frames and tags die cuts above and below the centre photo, so used the Life is better on the Farm tag and fussy cut a tractor from the paper pad cut apart sheet. Again I distressed the edges and used foam pads to attach them to the layout.
Above the photo I used the so lovely tag and the farm animal tag, I then thought it would be fun to make a paper tassel. ( I’ve never done this before!) I cut a small rectangular strip of paper and cut 3/4 of the way through it like fringing. I then cut a tiny strip to be the loop out the top, folded it in half and glued it together.
I then glued it to the inside edge at the end of the rectangular strip and rolled the pice up and glued it together. I held it for a few moments until the glue had set. I then cut another little strip which I glued around the top and my tassel was made! Not bad for my first attempt!
I threaded hemp twine through both tags and the tassel and attached them to the layout.
I was pleased with the end result of the whole layout, and felt it has showcased a lot of the colours in the collection which is great for country photos.
Please do take a look at this collection if you’ve not considered it as it has such a gorgeous colour selection in it, it is very versatile.
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until next time … Happy Scrapping!