Well gosh it's Thursday already. This week has flown by in a flurry of preparation for CHA. I'm heading out to Anaheim tomorrow and if I can get all my ducks in a row (otherwise known as Mike, Hayden, and Riely...quack, quack!) I'll have a few posts scheduled while I'm gone. If not, you'll have to catch me over on Instagram and Twitter, where I'll be documenting my adventures drooling over all the new goodies debuting this season.
Today I'm sharing another page from the January JBS Mercantile kit that appears pretty simple at first glance. I just hand-cut lots of imperfect circles and layered them up for a modern take on polka dots. But I really struggled to make all the colors and patterns work together and not look like a hot mess. The solution? Inserting a few layers of white cardstock to break up all the busyness.
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The most time consuming part of this page was the machine stitching I added around each circle. I wasn't actually planning to do every layer, but I ended up loving the way it looked so I bit the bullet and stitched on every one. Gotta use that sewing machine when I can, because it certainly isn't getting used to hem pants, fix torn clothes, or sew button holes. I'm much more crafty in the paper realm than the fabric, incaseyouwerewondering.
I added a bit of wood and cork texture to the top layers with the exclusive JBS wooden buttons and the fun Studio Calico cork accents. Not much embellishment was needed with all those colors and patterns.
I'm definitely going to be using this technique again in the future. I might skip the stitching, and use my Silhouette to cut perfect circles rather than handcutting...but for this page, I'm pretty happy with the results.
Since I didn't have enough hours to play with this month's JBS Mercantile Mini Album Kit, I want to pass it on to one of you that will put it to good use!
It contains a super fresh collection of Basic Grey, American Crafts, and Webster's Pages products, along with lots of fabulous Jenni Bowlin exclusives. It also has an adorable 6.5" x 6.5" BG Capture album to hold everything - check out Jill Sprott's example right here!
If you'd like to be entered to win this kit, just leave me a comment today telling me if you made a New Year's resolution and how you're doing in keeping it. (I apologize to my international readers, but this one's open only to US addresses.) I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, January 15, when I return from CHA!
Happy Thursday friends!
Congrats to Emery, who is the winner of the JBS Mini-album kit - YAY!