For the Love of Books

Hello! We have another fabulous scrapbook page from design team member, Jessy, to share with you today! The patterned paper with all of the vintage book covers is one of my favorites from the Chasing Dreams Collection, and so I really love to see how others create with it and what they do with it. It is so inspiring to see how other people take a pattern you love and work it into a project! It definitely gets the ideas flowing! When I first got the paper, I immediately wanted to cut out each individual book, like Jessy did, to use on my layouts. But one thing I didn’t think of was to spread a bit of thinned down white paint or gesso onto the paper first to give a whole new look to the books. Not only does it tone down the colors for when you want something not so bright, but it really adds to the texture of the page as well!I’ve always loved children books and I started collecting them way before I even had my girls. I love the fact that a storybook can attract a child to spend a good amount of time in one sitting to read or listen. In fact, my eldest daughter loves spending time with her books. She even ‘creates’ her own stories based on what she sees in the book. I must say, she has a great imagination!

Not too long ago, I shot this photo of my daughters at their reading corner. And while browsing for products for my layout, I came across this patterned paper called Library. Instantly, I knew they would work well together. The illustrations on the patterned paper are really fun + colorful. On the other hand, my photo has a great amount of colors too. To tone down the patterned paper, I spread some gesso on it to make it have a softer look. Once that was dried, I cut the ‘books’ out and arranged them in descending order. I didn’t really have any design in mind but went with the flow. I really like how it turned out.

To fill the gap, I adhered the photo at the top right and then slowly worked my way around to add more embellishments like the alpha stickers, ephemera die-cuts, etc. I absolutely adore that cute puffy gold heartcute puffy gold heart, it sure gave great dimension to my layout. Finally, by adding the black foam alpha sticker, it instantly gave a contrasting look to my layout. Thank you for letting me share again! Have a great week! xoxo JessyHappy Tuesday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams CollectionGold Fabric Puffy Hearts / Chasing Dreams Chipboard Stickers with Gold Foil / Vintage Book Covers Paper


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