Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection

Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

First Birthday Fiesta Layout

Hello!  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I am so excited to share how I created this festive birthday layout for my grandson's first birthday.

I knew that I wanted to mount it on canvas so that he could hang it in his bedroom, so I painted the edges and about a inch in along the front of the canvas with Decoart acrylic paint.

While that was drying, I went on to ink the bottom layer of the layout.  I used Memento ink along the edges and also added some over the paper to create depth and interest.

Next, I began layering various sizes of the Sabor Papel's Olé collection papers to provide color and to emphasize the photo, which is the focal point of the layout.

Once I was happy with that effect, I began working on the lower portion of the layout.  I pay particular attention to this area since I want to make sure that the focal point is anchored properly.  I added interest by using a Martha Stewart punch to embellish the paper.

Next, I began to layer fun trims for interest and texture.

I just kept layering and adding texture, color, and balance to the layout using the adorable Olé cardstock cutouts.  My intention was to create a fiesta right on the canvas!!

Here is a tip when layering multiple elements that add dimension.  As you can see in the photo above, sometimes I add two layers of dimensional tape so that the element lays flat on the layout over other elements layered underneath.

I really love how this layout came out.  I hope that it has inspired you to document your special occasions and display them in your home.  Please leave a comment to let me know if you like this project.  Thank you and happy crafting!!


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